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TEXT: “Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all”.1 Timothy 4:13, 15
To profit from the Word of God, you must lay aside filthiness. 
The Word of God is calculated for the profit of man. It is designed to add value to your life and journey in this world. It is also programmed to handle your losses and increase your overall worth and dignity. 
The plan of God is for His Word to bring you to a point where people can notice change and progress in your life “… that thy profiting may appear to all” (1Tim. 3:15B-). His Word is also designed to lift you to a realm where people who knew you before can acknowledge that there has been an all-round progress in your life.
Furthermore, the Word of God is designed to make you a profitable citizen of the planet earth. His Word is calculated to make you a generational asset so that members of your family, people in your office, community, nation and generation can benefit from your life. 
Now, how can you profit from the Word of God? 
The answer is found in James chapter one and in verse twenty-one: “Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.”
To profit from the Word of God, therefore, you must lay aside filthiness. This is because His Word cannot germinate in hearts that are filthy. Do away with every form of filthiness, be it immoral filth, the filthiness of offence, bitterness or wrath (Hebrews 12:15) or the filthiness of pride and arrogance (Ezekiel 28:17). 
The cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches is another category of filthiness to lay aside in order to access the profits of the Word of God (Mark 4:19).

These things choke the hearts of people and make them unable to receive any benefit from God’s Word.
Finally, you must do away with the filthiness of lie or heart (John 17:17). Refuse to tell lies and refuse to live a life of falsehood for God hates a lying tongue.
Beloved, receive the help of God to live a life free of filthiness in Jesus’ Name.
Remember this: To profit from the Word of God, you must lay aside filthiness. 
1.Do away with any form of filthiness
2.Embark on an aggressive and passionate Word study
PRAYER: Lord, I thank You because Your Word is loaded with profits for me. I ask that You help me live a life devoid of filthiness, so I can access the profits in Jesus’ Name. 
DAILY READING: 1 Samuel 15:1 to 16:23, John 8:1 to 20, Psalm 110:1 to 7, Proverbs 15:8 to 10.
“The Scripture delivers profits.” Culled from MAKING FULL PROOF OF MINISTRY by Dr Paul Enenche.

This article is from Seeds of Destiny devotional by Dr. Paul Enenche for May 14, 2015.