Hebrews 4:12—”For the Word of God is living and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword…”
Swords were not created to sit on the ground and rust away. Swords were made for battle. In the same way, God did not preserve His Word over the course of thousands of years to give us the Bible we have today so that we could let it sit on a shelf and collect dust. Which is why the Daily Bible is a good habit to practice.
If the Word is your weapon, which it is, then don’t treat it like a wall-hanger sword. The Bible was given to us so that we could hide it in our hearts. Also to keep it near to us, as a sword is worn at one’s side.
Don’t dishonor the most powerful weapon that God has given you—the Word of God—by leaving it in a book and not putting it in your heart; that’s like a sword left to rust. Even if it’s for a few minutes, give God the opportunity to arm you for your day, and read your Bible daily. Find a verse or two that sticks out to you, and internalize it. Let it sink in; take some time to meditate on what you just read and recollect it throughout your day.
The Daily Bible is your sword! And to start once a day without time spent in the Word of God is to go to battle without a weapon.