Christians are always saying that reading the Bible is important. No matter how many times they have read the bible they still say it is important to read every day. Some Christians even read the bible through every year. Why is that? We don’t have to read and re-read other books. I remember reading Shakespeare in high school and I have never heard of having to re-read it. Why can’t we just read the Bible once and then put it away like other books?
In this article I plan to give four reasons we should read the Bible daily. It is a book that is unlike any other book in the world and therefore must be treated differently than any other book in the world.
1. We should read the Bible daily because it helps to guide our conscience and protect us against sin. We as humans can not trust our own conscience that is seared from an onslaught of immorality and unrighteousness. When we read God’s Word daily, our conscience is then shaped by the thoughts and intents of God. It is in this way that we end up having a heart after God’s own heart.
“Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.”
“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”
2. We should read the Bible daily because it brings us hope. We all need hope. I don’t mean that in the cliche sense, rather I mean it as in like we all need water, we all need hope. Those who are without hope find themselves depressed and without a reason to live. God’s word brings hope which give us reason and meaning in life.
“Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.”
“Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.”
3. We should read the Bible daily because it helps to direct our path. We can all agree that with every step we take in this life, every decision we make, there are consequences and reactions. Newton’s third law states, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” I understand that Newton was speaking of physics but the application is certainly there. When we place the Holy Scriptures in our eyes, ears, minds, and hearts daily, our paths will be affected. When life throws a choice our way, God’s word will be a strong factor in guiding us correctly.
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
“Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.”
4. We should read the Bible daily because in it we find joy. The things of the world bring us happiness, but the Word of God brings us great joy. It is in the Bible that we find rest and peace. It is here that we are led to encouragement and told of the good news of the Savior Jesus. It is here that we are reminded that God loves us, He forgives us, He embraces us, and He cares for us. If it were not for God’s revelation of Himself through the Bible, we would all think like the pagan world religions, that God was angry with us and that we must do something to appease Him. However it is through the Scriptures that we learn of grace. We learn of the One God, who Jesus taught us is our Father and in this we find true Joy.
“Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.”
“I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.”
Truly God’s Word is important for a life of faith. A daily surrounding of ourselves with God’s Word will richly supply our lives. Psalms 119:140 says, “Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.”
I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment about why daily Bible reading is important to you.
I believe words are a powerful tool. God's word has the power to save, restore, edify, create and convict. I have been blogging for several years and find now, more than ever the world is in need of the truth as viewed through the lens of God's holy Word.
I love teaching about the Lord in any setting. From behind the pulpit, sitting in a class or writing a blog, I find fulfillment in sharing my faith through teaching.