Reading the Bible: 4 Key Reasons Why It’s Just Good Sense
1. The Bible leads us to fruitfulness. Psalm 1:1-3 (NKJV) says, “Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly. . . . But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.” Reading and meditating on the God’s Word continually will not only bless us, but is enables us to be beneficial and useful to the Lord.
2. The Bible displays the character of God. How are we to ever learn to recognize the sound of God’s voice if we devote no time to studying it in Scripture? Since the Bible is “God-breathed,” or, inspired directly from God, it is a one hundred percent reliable account of the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament, who are both one in the same. The depictions of both God and his Son in the Bible reveal intimate details of their characters. Want to glean a clearer understanding of who God is? Start reading the Bible! In essence, time spent studying the Word, is time spent studying the character of God.
3. The Bible sets moral standards. For every moral quandary we face, the Word supplies straightforward guidance for how we should live as Christ’s followers. It enlightens us on God’s commands and views on a profusion of subjects, from the Israelites’ disobedience to worrying about having food on your table. Therefore, reading the Bible daily equips us with the knowledge of how to live righteously in a sinful world that deceptively packages perverted sexuality, debauchery, and egoism as the rewritten code of self-indulgent morality.
4. The Bible is an offensive weapon in the spiritual battle. As Christians, we are to “put on the whole armor of God” so we can “stand against the wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11), and the sword of the spirit is a critical component to that armor. The sword of the Spirit is “the Word of God” (Ephesians 6:17). No soldier in his right mind would ever don his protective armor, but leave behind his sword when setting out for war. The dimwitted soldier who does go to battle without his weapon will easily be conquered by his enemy. How, then, do we expect to withstand the Enemy’s schemes for our destruction if we are not daily armed with Scripture?