Hi everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the warmer weather spring has brought! I thought I would share with you 6 reasons why you should read your Bible. Even if this doesn’t apply to you, these would be some great points to use if someone asks you why they should read the Bible.
First, I’m going to start with a short parable (used from The Way of the Master Bible).
There was once a man who learned that his deceased grandmother had left him an inheritance of 100,000 dollars and her Bible and “all it contained”. Of course, the young man was delighted to receive the money, but he was unwise with it and gambled it all away. When he got the Bible, he stored it away, not planning to read it since he wasn’t into “religion” and thought he knew what it (the Bible) was all about. Over the course of the next fifty years, he lived as a pauper, begging on the streets, and eventually moved in with relatives. One day, he was going through his things, and happened to stumble upon the Bible his grandmother had given him. When he started to flip through, he saw that there was a one hundred dollar bill between every page!
Like the man in the parable, we sometimes assume we already know what the Bible is about. But, until we read it for ourselves, we won’t know.
6 Reasons to Read The Bible:
1.The Bible gives you a road map for how to live your life.
Psalms 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light for my path.”
2. It makes you wiser
When we are in doubt about something, we can simply refer to the Bible and see what the Bible has to say about it.
Proverbs 18:13 “He who gives an answer before he hears, it is folly and shame to him.”
3. It helps you overcome sin and temptations
The Bible is full of scriptures on what do when you face temptations. So, we can memorize some of these scriptures to protect ourselves when facing temptation.
Matthew 6:13 “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”
4. Reading the Bible will give you peace.
When you feel overwhelmed by the stress and busyness of your life, reading the Bible will help bring that much needed stress reliever!
5. You build a relationship with God.
When you read the Bible, you can have a conversation with God about what you’re reading. You can even bring all your questions about what you’re reading to him also!
6. It can change your life!
When you read the Bible, and you realize you start to make better decisions and you have a closer relationship with God, the way you life your life will be totally different!
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