There is a lot of soul-changing goodness in your Bible. If you know this already, and are a frequent Bible reader, keep going. If you're unsure of where to start reading, many people say it's good to start with the Gospel of John (or use the SoulFood readings below each day's reading in Word For You Today to read through the Bible in a year). The point is, once you start reading, we reckon that's half the battle tackled. A closed Bible helps to keep God's truth from you.
Why's is God's Word so important? Psalm 19 can help us with that. David was writing about how God uses His Word to help us. Time for a David-inspired Bible FAQ: Feeling down? God's Word will revive your soul (Psalm 19:7). It also brings 'joy to the heart' (Psalm 19:8). And why should we follow what God says? We'll benefit from it - His ways of living are 'sweeter than honey' (Psalm 19:10), and there's a 'great reward for those who obey them' (Psalm 19:11).
King David knew that he needed God's help to 'Cleanse me from these hidden faults. Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don't let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt' (Psalm 19:12-13 NLT). There's power in your Bible - God will use it to change you for good.
So what now? Read the whole of Psalm 19. It's awesome! Do you feel encouraged to read more of your Bible? Bring your thoughts to God, and pray about how you can take in more of God's Word each day.
Soulfood : Joel 2:23-32, Acts 2:1-21