I awoke in the middle of the night to a steady rain coming down. God started to speak of the gathering storm clouds that were coming on the land. They were a warning of troubles coming. Our preparation now, to ride out the storm, was to know, read, and communicate the word of God. There is life in the word. Jesus said, “It is the Spirit that makes alive, the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63). As I read a passage of the bible, it opens my spirit and gives me more revelation and access to the whole word. The word connects to itself and reveals itself. As the Holy Spirit wrote the word through men that He inspired, so the Holy Spirit makes the word alive and understandable. God speaks through His word and in …Him we live and move, and have out being…(Act 17:28). Jesus is …the Word …made flesh…(John 1:14).
Storm clouds are coming. You can try to hoard food and provisions but that is a very temporal fix. Invest in the Word; it is eternal. It will guide you and aid you in the dark days when all other lights have gone out. A wise man invests; a foolish man gambles. You can gamble that things won’t get so bad that you will need the Word, or you can invest your time and hope in the Word. It will pay you dividends no matter what.