There are probably hundreds or even thousands of books published that promise to give us the keys to a successful and prosperous life. They claim to have the formula for changing your life for the better. But, despite all these claims, there is only one book that truly has that formula, one book that can lead to a successful and prosperous life. That book is the Bible, the Word of God.
In this one book, God has placed all of the instruction, wisdom, and encouragement that we need to lead lives that are successful, prosperous, and transformed. The Bible provides the formula for changing lives. It is the key to becoming the best we can be, people whose lives are pleasing to the Lord.
It is important to read the Bible, but just reading it is not enough. In Joshua 1:8, God tells us that we need to study it continually. We need to meditate on it day and night. The words that we read should be stored and treasured in our hearts and mind, so that they will always be there to help us through life. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to read the words of the Bible aloud. When we have His Word in our hearts and minds, it becomes easy for us to follow and obey His Word. And that will lead to a prosperous and successful life.
In James 1:22, God's Word tells us that we must listen and hear His Word, but we must also do what it says. If we don't, we are only fooling ourselves. But when we listen to His Word and do what it says, when we obey His Word, we are showing God just how much we love Him.