Ten Good Reasons to Read God’s Word
God’s Word is God’s revelation to mankind. It is the manual for profitable living. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” 2 Timothy 3:16. To lead a successful Christian life, you must learn to meditate and internalize the Scriptures. As you do this first your mind is renewed (Rom.12:2), then the Scriptures take root in your heart and begin to set the boundaries of your life (Prov.4:23), and faith is built in your heart to act on what the word of God says (Rom.10:17).
The following are good reasons for you to study God’s Worda:
1) To receive direction: You cannot foresee the future or exactly where you are heading, but God’s Word will guide you (Psalm 119:133, Proverbs 3:5)
2) To gain wisdom: Wisdom is crucial in making decisions in life. The knowledge of God’s Word is where wisdom begins to grow in you (Proverbs 4:5-7)
3) To find success: When you live according to the teachings of the bible, life works!
(Joshua 1:8, Deuteronomy 28:13-14, Psalm 1: 2-3)
4) To live in purity: You must live a life of holiness and purity in order to enjoy more of the Lord’s presence, but you can’t be made pure without being cleansed through God’s Word. (Psalm 119:9, Romans 12:2)
5) To obey God: If you don’t understand what God’s laws are, how can you obey them? (Psalm 119:33-35, Joshua 1:8, Deuteronomy 28:1)
6) To have joy: You cannot be free of anxiety and unrest without the Word of God in your heart. (Philippians 4:6-9, Romans 14:17-19)
7) To grow in faith: You can’t grow in faith without reading and hearing the Word of God. Without faith it is impossible to receive from God. (Romans 10:17, Mark 11:23-25)
8) To find deliverance: You won’t know what you need to be free of unless you study God’s Word to find out (John 8:31-32)
9) To have peace: God will give you a peace that the world can’t give, but you must find it first in His word (Psalm 119:165, Philippians 4:6)
10) To distinguish good from evil: Everything has become so relative today, how can you know for sure what is right and wrong without God’s Word? (Psalm 119:11, Hebrews 5:12)
a. Stormie Omartian, Ten Good Reasons to Read God’s Word, ( The Woman’s Study Bible, NKJV, 2nd Ed.), 1604