Reading the Bible, helps you to know what the Bible actually says, rather than knowing what someone else says the Bible says. The challenge is to read the Bible and ignore what others say it says. Don’t dismiss what the Bible says because someone says what you just read is true.
Reading the Bible, you will find that it is a living book and will speak to your current situations and that there is a spiritual reality in its pages. It is uncanny and mystical in nature that will connect you with an unseen world that only faith can engage. Reading the Bible gives you a glimpse into the mind of God. You will learn how to love the things God loves and to hate the things God hates. Hate? Yes, God hates false ways, God hates those who abuse the poor, God hates those who pervert things to a manner he did not create them for, God hates those who would harm, hurt or abuse children. It is offensive to the modern mind that God would hate anything. However, we have learned that hate is one of the greatest signals of humanistic virtue. Does anyone notice how hate has become one of the celebrated virtues today of the Godless or loosely aware of God? What do they hate? Just like the Bible prophesied they hate people who do good. We see that they label things that are good as bad and label things bad as good.
Reading the Bible helps you to see how accurately it describes the nature of the wicked and the righteous.
Reading the Bible, it will expose the spirit and source of the values being pushed by our culture through the means of music, entertainment, government, and major corporations.
Reading the Bible, it will open your eyes to see things that you might not otherwise ever fully grasp.
Sadly, many people speak words to being a person of faith and loving Jesus, too often it’s an expression of intent that is never fully acted on. Jesus declared of saving faith is only possible if it is in relation to scripture.
John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
One of the most life-changing commitments you will ever make is to covenant with yourself to make the Bible and the daily reading of it more important than taking daily vitamins, medicine or eating.
You can live without reading the Bible. However, you might not be saved if you don’t read the Bible.
Jesus is the Word made flesh. When we seek to read and live the Bible, Jesus wants to make us flesh that lives the Word.
Read your Bible. Start today without delay.