5 Reasons Why You Should Read The Bible Daily
Why should I read the Bible daily, you may ask? That’s a good question with a lot of great answers. For starters, the Bible is not just any book. It is THE book. It is the only book that contains words completely inspired by God. There isn’t any other book on this earth that contains God’s commandments, advice, instruction, comfort, wisdom, and love in the form of words. So, the Bible is pretty much a special gift from God to us. If that’s not a good enough reason for you to pick up the Bible to read it, below I’m sharing 5 reasons why you should read the Bible daily.
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5 Reasons Why You Should Read The Bible Daily
1. TO LEARN ABOUT GOD
Doubts and uncertainties
As humans, we are full of questions, doubts and uncertainties. Especially in this generation. Society has taught us to not believe in anything without solid evidence and “logic”. So, we are hesitant to believe in anything we can’t see or prove. Right? We like to question everything and everyone. Why this, why that, why everything. Unfortunately, this kind of mentality has even brought us to question and drift away from God.
The essence of faith
Well, the essence of faith is not believing in what we see with our eyes but believing in what we feel with our hearts. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (NKJV) Although there is no justification for our need of evidence and proof to believe in God, it is normal for us to have questions about God and life in God.
God provides answers in the Bible
The good news is that God never intended for us to be left without answers. He has already answered all of our questions in the Bible. We just have to find the answers in his Word. So, there is no better place to learn about things like:
- the existence of God,
- faith in Jesus,
- God’s perfect will,
- redemption and salvation in Christ,
- sin and pain in the world, and
- the Christian lifestyle
than from the ultimate source: the Bible. No one can answer our questions better than God himself. There are a total of 66 books in the Bible. 66 distinct books to learn and obtain answers from. So, it is our job to discover the answers to our questions by reading the Bible daily. Believe me, the answers are all there.
2. TO NOURISH OUR SPRIIT
Daily nourishment is necessary
In our daily life, we devote time to eat, sleep, exercise and do other things that contribute to our well-being. I’m sure we can agree that proper nourishment keeps our body healthy and running, right? Well, the same way that our body requires daily nourishment in order to function at it’s best, our spirit also requires daily nourishment.
Feeding our spirit
How can we properly nourish our spirit, you might ask? By feeding our spirit. And there is no greater or more nutritious food that our spirit craves, desires, and needs more than God’s Word. In other words, the best way to feed our spirit is by reading the Bible daily. While we as humans need food to survive, plants need water to grow, newborn babies need parents/guardians to survive, Christians need scripture to live, survive, and grow. 1 Peter 2:2 says “As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby” (NKJV)
Scripture helps Christians
- live gracefully in an ungodly world
- successfully survive daily battles
- grow into mature Christians that please God
Matthew 4:4 says, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” (NKJV)
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3. TO BE COMFORTED
Rainbows + storms in life
As we grow up and the years go by, we are faced with the true reality of life. Life is great, but it is not definitely full of rainbows. There are both rainbows and storms. Life is hard, complicated, and even painful at times. That is just the reality of life.
Temporary comfort vs real comfort
Which is why, we need to be comforted from time to time. Don’t we? Our human nature requires comfort in order to feel hopeful, safe, and loved. Unfortunately, we will never truly find comfort in mundane earthly things. The comfort the world has to offer is only temporary. Money, relationships, fame, status, and material things (clothes, shoes, cars, etc) can provide us with temporary happiness. However, they will NEVER provide us real comfort, cure, or healing. In the moment of pain, none of the things mentioned above can truly help us. Money is necessary, but when we are hurting and sick, money is just paper sitting in our wallets.
Finding comfort in God
Speaking from personal experience, I have NEVER been able to find comfort in material things during difficult trials in life. It has been in those very moments where I have realized how insignificant earthly things really are. They honestly only matter until they don’t matter (if that makes sense!) The only comfort I have found during hard moments has been GOD. True and lasting comfort is only found in God.
John 16: 33 says, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (NKJV)
Finding comfort in the Bible
God comforts us through prayer and his Word. When we read the Bible daily, God provides us comfort. We cry to him in prayer and he responds to us in scripture. When we open our Bibles, we are presented with a banquet of comfort. Seriously, God provides comfort through every angle, inch, and area in the Bible. After all, those are his words. His words comfort, heal, liberate, and save us. Receiving comfort is one of my favorite benefits of reading the Bible daily!
4. TO ACCESS GOD’S PROMISES
A fountain of promises
As humans, we are always making promises and being promised to.
However, it’s pretty sad and discouraging when promises are not kept. Well, God has gifted us with a fountain of promises. Thousands and thousands of true, ever lasting, and comforting promises. Promises of life, hope, salvation, healing, liberation, joy, and growth. And the only way we can access these promises is by going straight to the fountain where these promises are located: the Bible.
God has promised us so much in his Word and unlike humans, God actually keeps his promises.
Hebrews 6:18 says, “that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.” (NKJV)
Choosing to accept God’s promises
The best way to discover and obtain these promises is by reading the Bible. Choosing to not read the Bible is the equivalent to choosing to ignore and NOT receive God’s promises. We can only receive what we accept. God doesn’t force anyone to do anything they don’t want to do. If we choose to not read the Bible, how can we discover and receive God’s promises?
Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” (NKJV)
Imagine voluntarily choosing to ignore and reject promises such as:
- “The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” – Exodus 14:14
- “But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” -Isaiah 40:31
- “For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.” – Isaiah 41:13
- “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” – Jeremiah 29:11
- “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them,and you will have them.” – Mark 11:24
How magnificent are these promises?
Aren’t these promises everything we want to hear? They are! And guess what? There’s more where they came from! There are literally THOUSANDS of promises in the Bible.
5. TO OBTAIN WISDOM + KNOWLEDGE
Everything we need to know is in the Bible. Absolutely everything.
You don’t even have to watch the news to know what’s going on. If you read the Bible daily, you’ll see that everything currently going on in the world is biblical. Nothing that’s happening now is truly surprising because God has already warned us through scripture that the times coming are indeed dangerous.
2 Timothy 3: 1-5 says, ” But know this, that in the last days [a]perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, [b]unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” (NKJV)
Instructions for daily living
The Bible gives clear instruction on how a person should live and behave during difficult and joyful moments, during achievements, during various occasions, inside and outside of church in order to live a life that is pleasing to God.
Roles in life
The Bible advices us how you should behave in all the various roles in life:
- As a child – Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord. (Colossians 3:20)
- As a parent – And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)
- As a a boss –Masters, give your bondservants what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven. (Colossians 4:1)
- As an employee – Exhort bondservants to be obedient to their own masters, to be well pleasing in all things, not answering back. (Titus 2:9)
- As a spouse – Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.(Colossians 3: 18-19)
- As a friend –A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity. (Proverbs 17:17
Advice + wisdom in the Bible
Sometimes we drift away from God, fall and fail in the things we do because we lack knowledge and advice James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” (NKJV)
We are too busy living our lives the way we “think” is right that we completely forget to go to God for advice. As flawed humans, we can’t always discern what’s best for us from what we desire.
Our desires don’t always align with what we really need.
Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.” (NKJV)
Which is why, it is important for us to go to God for wisdom and advice. God only wants what’s best for us, so why NOT trust him with our life?
If I were to list all of the reasons why you should read the Bible daily, this post would never conclude. Reading the Bible is so important and I hope that after reading this, you think so, too! God is willing to teach, nourish, comfort, give and teach us. The question is, are we willing to receive all of this? If the answer is yes, pick up your Bible (not just today, but everyday) read it and let God do the rest.
Until next time,