I’m sure you’ve been told to read the Bible at some point in your life. But, have you ever wondered why you should spend time reading a book that was created years and years ago? Well, although the Bible was written a long time ago, it still continues to be the most powerful book to have ever been written. After all, it is the only book in the world that contains and quotes God’s very own words. But if that’s not enough to get you reading, I have a 30 reasons that may change your mind. So, whether you’re a believer or not, below I am sharing 30 important reasons to read the Bible every day.
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Understanding The Bible
Before we get into discussing the reasons to read the Bible, let’s briefly discuss what the Bible is and what it contains.
So, what is the Bible?
- It is the Word of God
- God’s love-letter to his children
- The most powerful and relevant book in history
- A collection of 66 books containing God’s message
- A compilation of hope, love, comfort, and guidance
What does the Bible contain?
- 66 unique and life-changing books
- An Old Testament + A New Testament
- God’s thousands of promises
- Truth, hope, encouragement, miracles, promises, laws, and compelling stories.
You can check out my entire Bible collection in this post: The Bible Collection Of A Girl Who Loves Jesus!
30 Important Reasons To Read The Bible
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1. The Bible Reveals The Character of God
There is no better place to learn about God than straight from the source: The Bible. The Bible reveals God’s nature, his power, his work, and his plans.
Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse. (NKJV)
2. God Wants You To Read It
Simply put, God wants us to seek his presence continually – not just today, or tomorrow, but always. And one of the best ways to seek him is by reading His Word.
1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face continually! (KJV)
3. The Word of God Is Powerful
The Bible is not just any ordinary book. It is powerful, life-changing, and extraordinary.
The Word of God has the power to revive our soul, give us joy, enlighten our eyes, and change our lives around. So, if there is one reason to read the Bible, it’s this one.
Psalm 19:7-11 The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure,
enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward. (NKJV)
4. It Brings Salvation
The Bible was not only created to teach us about God, but to also equip us for salvation.
James 1:21 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. (NKJV)
5. God’s Word Is Eternal
Everything will pass, except God’s Word.
So the Bible (God’s Word) is the one thing we can hold on to forever.
Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. (NKJV)
Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. (NKJV)
Psalm 119:89 Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven. (NKJV)
6. To Listen To God’s Words
We speak to God through prayer and God speaks to us through scripture.
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. (NKJV)
7. To Discover God’s Plans For Your Life
God reveals his plans for our lives through scripture.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (NKJV)
8. To Nurture Your Relationship With God
In order to maintain a strong relationship with God, we must remain in him. When we remain in Him, he remains in us. Not only that, but God has also promised to give us what we ask for (of course if it’s in his will) if we keep his Word.
John 15:4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. (NKJV)
9. To Become Equipped For Every Good Work
Because God is a God of excellence, he wants us to do everything with excellence. Reading the Bible not only teaches us, but it equips us for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 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. (NKJV)
10. To Find Light
In a world full of darkness, we can always count on finding light in the Bible.
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (NKJV)
11. To Be Prosperous According To God’s Will
God wants us to find success in him and through him.
Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. (NKJV)
12. To Know Yourself Better
Another wonderful benefit of reading the Bible is getting to know ourselves better. We may not know our deepest intentions and thoughts (even if we think we do) but God does. And he reveals them to us when we read the Bible.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (NKJV)
13. To Find Hope
God extends his hope to us through scripture. When we read the Bible, we find hope.
Romans 15:4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. (NKJV)
14. To Access Promises
How can we access God’s promises if we don’t know what they are? Abiding in God means living in him, reading his Word, and keeping his Word close to our hearts.
John 15:7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. (NKJV)
15. To Increase Your Faith
The more we read the Bible, the more our faith increases.
Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (NKJV)
16. To Find Everlasting Delight
When we read the Bible intentionally, there is no doubt that we will find delight. Hours feel like minutes. And minutes feel like seconds.
Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night. (NKJV)
17. To Overcome Sin
God provides encouragement, courage, and advice in the Bible so that we can stand firm and fight against sin. Courage is found in Him, not in our own flesh.
Psalm 119:11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. (ESV)
18. To Discover God’s Purpose For Your Life
Every single word in the Bible serves it’s purpose.
Isaiah 55:10-11 For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. (NKJV)
19. To Discover The Revelation of Jesus Christ
To learn more about Christ, it’s necessary to read more about him.
Revelation 1:1-3 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw. Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near. (NKJV)
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20. To Find Freedom In Christ
Freedom from sin, depression, oppression, and pain is only found in Christ.
The truth = Jesus Christ
John 8:32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (NKJV)
21. To Be Able To Give
God not only wants us to learn and grow as people, but he also wants us to give others what he have received. The more we read the Bible, the more we have to give.
John 7:38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. (NKJV)
22. To Be Renewed
God washes away our sins, removes our past, and makes all things new.
1 Peter 1:23 Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever. (NKJV)
23. To Find Joy
When we read the Bible, God puts joy in our hearts.
Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts. (NKJV)
24. To Become Wise
The Word of God has the power to make us wise.
Matthew 7:24 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock. (NKJV)
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. (NKJV)
25. To Give Us Courage
In scripture, we discover the person God created us to be – strong and loving. We can find power and courage in Scripture to fight against all fear and self-doubt.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (NKJV)
26. To Find Life
Unlike any other book, The Bible is the only book that promises us life.
John 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. (NKJV)
Proverbs 4:20-22 My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. (NKJV)
John 5:24 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. (NKJV)
27. To Obtain Strength From God
When we read the Bible, God strengthens us.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (NKJV)
28. To Resist Temptation
God also provides a way out of temptation.
1 Corinthians 10: 13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. (NKJV)
29. To Find Peace
When we read the Bible, we find the gift of peace that God has promised us.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (NKJV)
30. To Find God
If we seek God, we will find him.
Jeremiah 29:13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. (NKJV)
Whether you enjoy reading the Bible or not, I hope you found this post helpful! If you do read the Bible, let me know why you choose to read it. And if you don’t, comment below which one of the reasons listed above resonated with you the most! I hope this post will encourage you to read the Bible, if not everyday, at least more than usual!
Sending you blessings & love,