Friday, October 3, 2014

Why Read the Bible

Why Read The Bible? 

 By Mandy M.

1 Peter 2:2 (ESV)
"Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation."
In the above scripture, we are being told to "long for the pure spiritual milk" which is the Word of God. It is immensely important to read and study that Word for a multitude of reasons. The Bible was not (nor it ever will be) intended to be a cozy little read that is used for entertainment purposes. No, not at all. Our Heavenly Father gave us this Holy Book as a guide for making it in this crazy world. However, it certainly isn't just an instruction manual either. Indeed the Bible does give us keys for living "the right way", but it is also meant as a source of encouragement and a love letter from the King of Kings.
So, why should we read the Bible exactly? There are a lot of reasons, but let's just focus on a few of them. First of all, it is FULL of promises that can help us get through the dark times. Knowing God has promised to help us overcome our storms makes the roller coaster of life worthwhile because we know he will never leave us nor forsake us.
Another great reason for Bible Study is to develop and maintain a close, personal relationship with Him. How are we to know exactly who God is if we don't listen to His very own words. Developing a relationship with God is one of the most rewarding things anyone could ever do in their lifetime.
Finally, knowing your Bible can help you understand more clearly the things we should and should not do. Don't get me wrong, I completely understand we're all human and we all make mistakes, but some things, such as the Ten Commandments, are written clearly and explicitly giving everyone a heads up on avoiding certain sinful situations.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your Bible and get to gettin'!


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