Ten Reasons to Read Your Bible

28 01 2011

The Bible is so much more than a book. It is a guide, holy ground, the voice of God, and a mirror for our souls. Here are ten things that will happen when you commit yourself to spending time in God’s Word.

1. Meet God. The Bible is holy ground. When you enter its pages, you are entering the presence of God. He will meet you there. He will walk with you and show you His heart.

2. Learn about His purpose for your life. God has a purpose for you and the Bible is the place where that purpose is revealed.

3. Get to know Jesus. Jesus is the face of God and our pattern for living. If we want to look like Jesus, we must know what Jesus looks like. The portrait of His life and love are painted on the canvas of Scripture.

4. Gain a new perspective. The words of God bring clarity to our murky world. They are light in the darkness, a lamp revealing the footsteps of Jesus.

5. See the unfolding of God’s plan. God has loved you since before the beginning of time. His plan has always been for you to be with Him. Reading the Bible reveals quite a love story.

6. Understand sin and receive grace. The Bible is first and foremost truth. It will reveal the ugliness of our souls, the sin that corrupts our minds, and the guilt that erodes our hearts. It also opens the door of grace and invites us to walk in freedom in Christ.

7. Feed your soul. Spending time sending our roots into the deep waters of Scripture allows our souls to thrive and flourish and grow.

8. Experience transformation. Reading the Bible gives God access to our hearts, unleashing His power and creating room for Him to change us into the image of Jesus.

9. Hear encouragement from the great crowd of witnesses. Reading the faith stories and struggles of others can help us gain the courage we need to follow Him.

10. Catch a glimpse of tomorrow. The Bible tells us the end of our stories. Confidence and peace flow from knowing that God holds the last page.

My Jesus Resolution today is to dive deeply into God’s Word. I want to know Him better, experience more His presence, take on more of His character, and have eyes which are better able to trace His hand.



One response

28 01 2011
Jan Fleming

Awesome, as usual. Thank you. You are such a blessing to my life.

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