Why read and study the Bible?

Why read and study the Bible?

The Holy Bible is the living Word of God. Although many individuals have written various portions of the Bible, the whole scripture is authored by the Holy Spirit. Thus there is much power to change situations and circumstances, to guide and restore, to heal and make wholesome, to change and transform lives in the Holy Bible. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. ( ref. 2 Timothy 3:16 )

If you want to know and hear from Father God, read the Bible. If you want to know and hear from Jesus, read the Bible. If you want to know about the Holy Spirit read the Bible. If you want to know about Eternal life, Heaven, Hell you will have to read the Bible. The Bible is the most tangible divine object available for any man anywhere in the world. For a first hand experience of God, read the Bible. When you read the Bible, you will hear what God speaks to you.

If you want to know about signs, wonders and healings read the Bible. If you want to know how God can bring battle victories in battles read the Bible. If you want to know how a kingdom becomes peaceful and prosperous read the Bible.

If you want to be a good child, good youth, good parent, good teacher, good business person, good professional, good priest, good husband, good wife, good child, good man, good woman read the Bible.

The law and the commandments of God are written in the Bible. The expectations of God are written in the Bible.

The keys to the divine secrets are written in the Bible. These are not hidden from you. These are hidden for you to discover. The keys to wisdom and understanding are written in the Bible.

If you want to be rich, read the Bible. The Bible can teach you to make long lasting riches which can last from generation to generation. The Bible can also teach you to make riches which are eternal, no thief can steal nor can any circumstances rust it.

The Bible can teach you how to be creative, how to live a life of excellence, how to invent, how to become a genius. For every good thing on earth, the Bible has specific guidance and answers.

If you want to be beautiful in appearance as well as beautiful in the inside, the Bible will give you specific instructions. While outward beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Thus, what may be beautiful for one, may not be beautiful for another. Whereas inner beauty of a person, i.e. the beauty of the heart, increases the favour of God and with man.

The Bible heals the blind, so the blind can see. The Bible also opens the eyes of everyone, both the people who have eyesights and who do not have eyesight to see the unseen. So read the Bible. The beauty and the joy from seeing the unseen is just amazing.

The Bible enables you to see the hearts of people. A person reading the Bible and following its instructions can know and discern the nature of people to a deeper level. The Bible enables you to know the true nature of the people. So if you are wanting to look out for a spouse for yourself or someone near to you, read the Bible, so that you can lead yourself or others to discovering ideal spouses, to build great and lasting marriages.

If you are in a hopeless situation, wanting to transform the situation to a situation filled with hope, read the Bible. When you read the Bible and follow the instructions and develop a relationship with God on your side, you can expect and see situations change beyond imagination.

To give you a feel of the miracle working power of God, let us read about Abraham and Sarah from the book of Genesis in the Holy Bible. Although they were beyond child bearing age, based on a promise they received from God, although they were literally dead in terms of child bearing age, they conceived and Issac was born. We know many persons who are quickened by the living Word of God and inspite of challenging circumstances of their body, they received a touch from the Word of God and bareness in their body was healed and fruitfulness came forth. This is what the angel told Abraham. Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” ( reference Genesis 18:14)

What God has done to one, he will do to any other. Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons. ( reference Acts 10:35 ) . Absolutely anything God has done for a person, he will do for another. Hence every miracle, every breakthrough mentioned in the Bible when mixed with faith as small as a mustard seed can bring a breakthrough for you, for your studies, for your family, in your job, in your health, farm, business or any other aspect. Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” ( reference Mathew 19:26) With man there are limitations. But with God there are none. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. ( reference Philippians 4:13)

Revelation is one of the Bible’s 66 books. It is a remarkably brilliant book, and extremely relevant. Read and gain prophetic insights about the future of mankind. You may like to read our blog post about: Why should you read the Book of Revelation?

Regular reading the Bible is similar to food and nutrition for the body. Should we not nourish the spirit man regularly? If we are careful about the life in our body which lasts for 100 or 120 years or so, should we not nourish the spirit man which has eternal life.

Reading the Bible regularly with an intention to retain and apply the lessons you glean from the Bible, you can eventually become the salt of the earth and light of the world. You can become a true blessing to family, friends, cities and nations you live in. Every reason to start the habit if you have not been reading.

You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (reference Mathew 5: 13-16)