The value you set on the Word of God determines the measure that you get out of it.
Mark 4:24 And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you--and more [besides] will be given to you who hear. (Amplified Bible)
You can measure the value you put on something by how much attention, desire, craving, thought, study, seeking, pursuing,ect you put to it!
If you treat Gods Word like a common book and you will get little or nothing out of it.
Treat it like gold, and your life will be transformed!!
It is YOUR Choice!
Why are we wasting our attention, desire, craving, thought, study, seeking, pursuing, ect. on things that don't satisfy, or only give temporal fulfillment?
Isa 55:2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
One Word from God created the universe!
One Word from God to you will transform your life!!!
Isa 55:3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
Treat the Word as GOLD!
It is FREE, but not without cost!
The cost is you time!!
Isa 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Pro 8:10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
Pro 8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
Just some Benefits(you will find many as you search)!
Pro 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
Pro 8:18 Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.
Pro 8:19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.
Pro 8:20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
Pro 8:21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
If you get hold of the Word, the Word will get hold of you!
Pray like David!
Psa 27:11 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you!
Joh 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
More scriptures on this topic:
"Looking for Gold"