There is no better commitment to make to start the new year than to make a firm decision to spend more time reading and studying God's Word. Of course, for all of us, making the commitment January 1st is easy; keeping the commitment day after day is where the true challenge begins.
Time spent learning about God's Word is always for our good. The true task, however, is to ensure that we do more than simply casually skim through a daily reading. We must be willing to read, ask questions of the text, seek out answers...in short, we must be willing to dig deeply into Scripture. As has been said, "Raking is easy, but all you get is leaves; digging is hard, but you might find diamonds."
Psalm 19:7-9 shows us the benefits of knowing God's Word. These verses do three things: tells of a description of the words of the Bible, describes the quality of its content, and then tells of its work.