Why should I read the Bible daily? Why not read books on how to make money instead or other interesting books? If you are still asking yourself these questions then you should also ask yourself why should you eat every day, why should you take a bath daily or why should you follow traffic signs when driving? The answers you get to these questions is the same you get to the question of “why should I read the Bible?” There are vast reasons you should read the Bible not because it will benefit God or add to him but because it will add to your life positively.
Different reasons you should read the Bible
Have you stopped reading the Bible already or you are just planning to? Let’s consider different reasons you should read the Bible daily. After this, you will pick up your Bible and start reading if you have stopped before.
It is a recommended book for fulfilling life God himself recommended it for His people.
Reading the Bible is a condition to becoming successful Joshua 1:1 “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” To everyone who wants to find fulfillment in life, the Bible is a secret to success. There are things written in there that will teach you on how to live your life in a right way. Instead of wasting time doing non-profitable things or cheating to become successful, the Bible advised that reading the book of the law day and night will bring success and whatever you do shall prosper (Psalm 1:1-3).
Reading the Bible guide your steps “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” (Psalm 119:105). The Bible is a guide to everyone that reads it carefully and do all that I written in it. “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and acts on them is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24). There are laws that are given by God to his people in the Bible that if you follow them, your steps would be guided. In guiding your steps, reading the word of God and keeping them will help you to stay away from sin (Psalm 119:11).
Reading the Bible gives us courage
The word of God encourages us and gives hope in time of trouble. The best thing to do when fear or anxiety comes is to read the word of God, it strengthens you. Joshua 1:7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.” 2 Chronicles 32:7 say: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him.”
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength
It renews your strength. “But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:31).
Reading the Bible gives Life
If you are giving up on the Word of God, then you are giving up on what can give you abundance of life. John 6:63 “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you–they are full of the Spirit and life.”
It doesn’t give only life, it gives you freedom too. Reading this, you might be thinking that since you have given your life to Christ you are free. Truly, once you give your life to Christ you are free but there are some problems that you really need to be free from like fear or anxiety and some other problems. John 17:17 affirms that the Word of God is truth. Knowing the truth (the Word of God) will set you free from any problem you may find yourself (John 8:32).
Reading the Bible is like sowing a seed into your life for the Scripture stated it that the Word of God is a seed (Luke 8:11). 1 Peter 1:23 “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.”
Other reasons you should read the Bible daily includes: reading brings you closer to God. Daily reading of the Word will let you know more about God. If you want to know more about something, you need to read about it. So also the Bible tells more of God and His words. It teaches how to be like God (Ephesians 5:1, Matthew 5:48).
Choose Bible reading plan
For starting to read the Bible, you need some daily guide and reading plan. You can find so many various Bible reading plans online, so choose the one which fits you the best and start. You can find Bible reading plans in a year, in half a year or shorter period. Also, you can choose to read the Bible in a different order. Some ideas: in the order in which the books of the Bible are arranged (starting from Genesis), chronological (in the order that the events happened), classic (3 passages each day), daily psalm, New Testament only, thematic, etc.
Read the Bible daily guide
1. Start to read the Bible right now. If you decided to start to read the Bible, then there is no reason to wait for tomorrow or next Monday. There is no better time than today.
2. Plan a specific time for reading the Bible each day. Make a schedule and keep it strictly. Choose the time which fits you the best- mornings, daytime or evenings.
3. Read the Bible carefully, try to understand what God speaks to you through it. It is not a competition, but your efforts to understand the Word of God better and to deepen your faith.
There are many reasons you should read the Bible daily which is the Word of God, this article pointed out just few.