For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 15:4-5 (NKJV)
These are the words of Paul penned to the believers at Rome.
He tells them that the thoughts written by earlier writers have been saved and handed down so that we may learn from them. We can learn patience, wisdom, hope, and comfort through reading the Psalms and the Proverbs. By reading Paul’s letters, we can learn how to respond to the temptations of society. By reading the Gospels, we learn of Jesus’ ministry and how He chose to take our sins onto Himself in order that we will be able to enter heaven to be with Him.
Paul also mentions that we become ‘like-minded’ with one another as we study God’s word.
I am presently reading a book to review that deals with fining peace in our lives. The author points out that peace can be achieved through obedience. In the past few years, I have had both these words as my ‘word for the year’. I am enjoying this book as I continue to recover from COVID.