Why read the Bible?

Why read the Bible

These reasons to read the Bible are mentioned here, so that you benefit from this fresh resorvoir of blessings. Once you make reading the Bible a habit, everyday, every season of your life will be blessed with love, wisdom, favour, peace, joy, victory, patience, kindness, discernment, faithfulness, fulfilment, healing, wholesomeness…

You should read the Bible:
a) For ‘knowing God’ and developing a relationship with God
b) Finding what God has already given you
c) For unveiling what’s hidden for you to discover
d) To start hearing from God
e) For getting dreams and visions from Heaven
f) Receiving keys to taking care of gift of life
g) For a peaceful, abundant life
h) For a ‘good love life with your spouse’ + other reasons
i) For staying away from sin
j) To be strong and defeat enemies of any size!
k) Knowing your identity in God
l) Standing in faith without fear to see the salvation of the Lord
m) Knowing about the exchange store in Heaven available for you
n) Getting to know how important we are
o) Making our lives fruitful
p) Getting to know how to get what we wish
q) Accessing the tree of life
r) Drinking of living water
s) Reminds us of our responsibility to speak up
t) Teaches us to pray
u) Resurrection power for us to claim
v) Reminds us to take care of our body
w)Reminds us that we are the light of the world
x) How can we be free from anxiety?
y) Why should we rejoice, be joyful?

More reasons to read the Bible are intentionally left out so that you get greater joy in finding these as you read the Bible yourself.

a) For ‘knowing God’ and developing a relationship with God
If you desire:
knowing God,
developing a strong relationship with God,
understanding the plans and purposes He has for your life and
becoming aware of the riches of the inheritances He has for you,
finding what pleases Him,
read the Bible.

Did you know this? That the Word of God became flesh in the form of Jesus Christ. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14 NKJV) One reason that is more than enough to read the Bible – the Word of God.

Did you know the importance Jesus gave to the Word of God – the Holy Bible. Jesus told, “ Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”(Mathew 4:4 NKJV)

b) Discover what God has already given you
If you want to get what your Heavenly Father has already given you,
read the Bible. Over 7,400 promises are there in the Bible. You will have to read the Bible prayerfully to know which knees are applicable to you during this season of your life. ( Promise and Fulfillment: Believing the Promises of God )

c) For unveiling what’s hidden for you
If you want to find what He has set aside for your discovery/ unveiling/ revelation,
read the Bible.

d) To start hearing from God
In case you wish to hear from God, who calls Himself I AM, Jehovah, read the Bible.

e)  For getting dreams and visions from Heaven
Incase you desire to know God’s goodness towards you in terms of,
brilliant ideas,
becoming wise,
being anxiety free,
being strong,
encouraging many,
becoming a better person,
experience the supernatural,
to become God’s channel of signs, wonders and miracles,
then read the Bible.

f) Keys for steward life
The Bible is the owner’s manual for every human.
Written by the Spirit of God through people surrendered to the will of God!

g) For a peaceful, abundant life
You can live without reading it.
But reading with diligence, you can certainly be on the pathway of a peaceful and abundant life.

h)For a ‘good love life with your spouse’ + other reasons
By reading and knowing the Bible in your heart:
You can have a great love life with your spouse.
You can have loving children.
Obedient children, bold, strong, upholding what’s precious to you.
Thriving relationships with friends and people at work.
You start valuing every person,
Knowing that God sent Jesus Christ for the salvation of mankind.

i) Protection from sin
You are protected from sinful ways when you hide verses from the Bible within your heart.

j) Become strong to face any enemy
If you feel overwhelmed by the enemy, reading and knowing the Living Word of God will empower you into your victory. Read 1 Samuel 17 NKJV – David and Goliath – Now the Philistines – Bible Gateway As the verses in the Bible are written under the inspiration of the Spirit of God, the breakthroughs that come your way as you hold on to it are supernatural in nature. As you exercise faith when reading, knowing and remembering the verses in your heart, you become empowered.

k) Knowing your identity in God
What David told his enemy, the giant Goliath in Chapter 17 is an identity statement in the Lord. An excerpt is given below.
Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands.” (1Samuel 17:45-47 NKJV)

l) Standing in faith without fear to see the salvation of the Lord
When the tyranny of any authority makes us miserable like a slave, reading the Bible encourages us to have faith and expectation. The instance when the Egyptians were treating the Israelites like dirt and not letting them worship, the Bible encourages us in the victory path.

The Lord sent the 10 plagues to the Egyptians, but these plagues did not harm the Isralites. The spectacular crossing of the Red Sea by the Isralites are powerful instances of the Lord’s protection and provision at the right time are amazing. The power of standing in faith without fear trusting in God leads us to experience the salvation of the Lord.
And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. (Exodus 14:13 NKJV)

m) Knowing about the exchange store in Heaven available for you
When you dont like your present circumstance, you can go to Heavens exchange store, give one and get back in return a far superior alternative.
To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion—
to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes,
the oil of joy instead of mourning,
the garment [expressive] of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit.(Isaiah 61:3 AMPC)

n) Getting know how important we are
We are reminded that we are very very important because of the many verses mentioned in the Bible. Here are just a few. Remember that you were created in the image of God. Remember that you have the mind of Jesus Christ, the son of God. The others are left out so you can have the joy of finding them for yourself from the Bible yourself.
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:27 NKJV) For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:16 NKJV)

o) Makes our lives fruitful
When we keep remembering the verses from the Bible, we do only the right things in the eyes of God, we are led by the spirit of God, God surrounds us with favour, we become fruitful. This is so well stated in the psalms.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper. (Psalm 1:2,3 NKJV)

p) Get to know how to get what we wish
Do you know that when certain pre-conditions are met, you can get what you desire. Here is this powerful key.
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. (John 15:7 NKJV)

q) Access the tree of life
When you give your dear loving parent what he or she desires, you can be certain that it gives a definite and certain zest for life. This truth can be used to increase abundant life in any person who you desire to bless with access to the tree of life. Note: You can choose to bless yourself by facilitating a desire satisfied.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life. (Proverbs 13:12 NKJV)

r) Drink of living water
From the Bible, we read about the Samarian lady. Like her, if we ask Jesus, he will give us living water and we will never thirst again. Jesus does not restrict giving this living water based on the past. Jesus knew the past life about the samaritain woman, yet he was willing and gave her the privilege to drink the living water.
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water. ………Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. (John 4:11,13and 14 NKJV)

s) Reminds us our responsibility to speak up and not to be silent
Queen Ester was not born into a royal family, yet she became a queen due to the Lord’s favour. As a Jew her uncle, Mordecai, reminded her that the Jews in the kingdom were facing a huge crisis, ‘death of the Jews in the kingdom”!
For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14 NKJV)

t) Teaches us to pray
The bible has many prayers within the various books. These are worthy to be used as a prayer as it is as well can be used to inspire us into making our own prayers to the lord. Reading the Bible points us to these prayers. Here is one among many. Paul prays this for the members of the church in Ephesians.
I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
(Ephesians 3:14-21 NKJV)

u) Resurrection power is available
Reading the Bible we get to know that Jesus resurrected Lazarus, after four days after his death. Jesus knew the death was to bring glory to God as he was certain that God wanted Lazarus to be resurected. Jesus’ resurrection of three others are mentioned in the Bible.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.(John 11:25 NKJV)

Jesus expects other disciples to do these and other miracles. “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. (John 14:12 NKJV)

The saints of God in various parts of the world have been channels of the Lords glory – by bringing to life those who were dead in the name of Jesus Christ. These are just two instances where resurrection happens in Africa https://youtu.be/G10qRrYkcfE , Reinhard Bonnke Tells of Nigerian Man Raised from the Dead | CBN . Many instances of resurection abound in India and various other countries. Reading and knowing the life giving Word of God is a significant aspect in the signs, wonders and miracles including resurrection life.

v) Reminds us to take care of our body
Reading the Bible, we are reminded about the importance of keeping our body Holy and separated for God.
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. (I Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV)

w) Reminds us that we are the light of the world
We have a definete role in the world. We have to fulfil this. Only reading and knowing the Bible helps us fulfill God’s plans and ourposes for our life.
You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. (Matthew 5:14-16 NKJV)

x) How to be free from anxiety?
Reading the Bible points us to the truths which can set us free from anxiety. Many powerful truths can are avaialble in the Bible which are powerful to destroy and expose the lie of the enemy. As you read the Bible, discover them and hide these in your heart, you can live a life of freedom without anxiety.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV)
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.(Matthew 6:34 NKJV)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.(2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV)
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.(Isaiah 41:10 NKJV)
There are many other verses in the Bible, not included hereso that you discover them on your own initiative, so that your joy may be increased.

y) Why should we rejoice, be joyful?
We are to follow the instruction of God. These are clearly mentionined in the Bible. We are not to follow the pattern of the World. Reading the Bible and filling our mind with these thoughts empowers us to see situations and circumstances from God’s perspectives. This gives us eyes to see and ears to hear what the Lord sees. This is a game changer. Here are a few verses.
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! (Philippians 4:4 NKJV)
But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You.(Psalms 5:11 NKJV)
This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24 NKJV)
The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV)
Go ahead and read the Bible and find many more powerful verses.

Conclusion: Why should you read the Bible as often as possible?

This list in this blog post on why you should read the Bible, starts from the alphabet a and goes only upto x. There are more reasons intentionally left out. As you read the Bible diligently you will discover more and more reasons to read the Bible. The spirit of God will teach you percept upon percept. You will discover many precious truths as you read and meditate on this Living Word of God.

Much is hidden in the Word of God and these are hidden for you to discover. Each discovery gives much joy.

God bless you and prosper you richly.