It's great to read God's Word
'All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.' 2 Timothy 3:16 NKJV
Whether we think it's outdated, unhelpful, boring or something we can't fit in to our busy schedules, it can be easy for our Bible to be left unopened. But Paul wrote to Timothy: 'The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realise what is wrong in our lives' (2 Timothy 3:16 TLB).
So, here are some important reasons to read our Bibles. Firstly, the Bible helps keep us on the right path. It shows us how God wants us to live. God will never say something to us through others, or our own thoughts, that doesn't line up with what he's clearly revealed in his Word. When we know the Scriptures, we can discern whether it's God speaking or not. Secondly, it helps us know we're truly saved. John writes: 'These things I have written to you...that you may know...you have eternal life, and...continue to believe in the name of the Son of God' (1 John 5:13 NKJV). And thirdly, reading the Bible helps us to identify, and be equipped for, our calling. Paul says, '[The Bible] is God's way of making us well prepared at every point, fully equipped to do good to everyone' (2 Timothy 3:17 TLB).
So what now? Why not start a Bible reading plan - if you don't do one already. Check out the SoulFood Bible reading plan at the end of each day's reading of Word For You Today. It'll help you read the whole Bible in a year.
Soulfood: 2 Ki 1:1-18 2 Ki 2 2 Ki 3 2Ki 4:1-17 Mark 11:27-33 Ps 1 Pro 13:1,