We’re all told that we’re supposed to read our Bible, but why should we? What makes the Bible so important? Can it really do anything for us? Here are several reasons why we should read our Bibles, and it’s far more than, “because I told you so!”
1 IT MAKES YOU MUCH WISER
The Bible isn’t just there to read. It’s a book full of all kinds of advice. From relationships to money to how to get along with your parents, it’s all in there. When we become wiser, we make much better decisions, and with good decisions comes many other good things.
2 IT HELPS US OVERCOME SIN AND TEMPTATIONS
We all face temptations to sin every day – often several times a day. It’s part of the world we live in. When we read our bible, we get advice on how to approach situations and overcome the temptations we face. We understand what we’re supposed to do rather than just guessing and hoping we get it right.
3 READING YOUR BIBLE GIVES YOU PEACE
We all lives such busy lives. Sometimes it feels chaotic and noisy. Reading the Bible can help us sort through all the craziness to see what’s really important. It can bring about peace in our lives rather than allowing us to wallow in our confusion.
4 THE BIBLE GIVES YOU DIRECTION
5 IT BUILDS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
There are a few really important things in our lives, and our relationship with God is one of them. Reading our Bibles gives us insight into God. We can pray on scripture verses. We can talk to God about things we’re reading. We grow in an understanding of God as we read and grasp more of His Word.
6 READ A BESTSELLER
7 LEARN A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY
8 WE CAN UNDERSTAND JESUS A LITTLE MORE
When we read through the New Testament, we get to read about Jesus’ life. We can understand better his choices and the true sacrifice of his death on the cross. He becomes far more real to us when we get into his story in the Bible.
9 IT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE
10 IT BRINGS YOU BACK TO FAITH, RATHER THAN RELIGION
11 READING THE BIBLE BRINGS A NEW PERSPECTIVE
12 BECAUSE GOD SAYS SO
God says: Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful…. Joshua 1:8