The Bible is the living, breathing Word of God. And though we know it in our heads, sometimes we forget this truth in our hearts. We go through the motions and treat our time in the Word as an obligation, failing to see it as the gift it really is. Reignite your passion for reading the Bible by reminding yourself of the benefits God has made available to you through His Word.
1. Your faith will be strengthened. Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. –Romans 10:17 NIV
2. You will be successful. "Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do." –Joshua 1:8 NLT
3. You will be prepared. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. –2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV
4. You will receive direction and clarity. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. –Psalm 119:105 KJV
5. You will be equipped to point others toward Jesus. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. –Titus 1:9 ESV
6. You will gain understanding. The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. –Psalm 119:130 NIV
7. You will be encouraged. For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. –Romans 15:4 ESV
8. You will be set free. Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” –John 8:31–32 NLT
We hope you feel inspired and excited about digging into God’s Word and seeking Him daily. We recommend starting with a study Bible if you’re new to reading the Bible. A study Bible contains extensive help and features like annotations that explain difficult passages or theology and doctrine, references to indicate where text relates to, word definitions, a concordance, maps and timelines, and more.
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