Eleven Reasons Why I Love Reading the Bible

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Sometimes reading the bible is easy, other times it’s more of a struggle. I think I find it harder to read the bible when I allow myself to forget just how amazing and powerful it is. To combat this I thought I would make a list of reasons why I love reading the bible; to encourage myself when I am finding it hard.

1 It’s the word of God, when I read it I hear from him. I hear the voice of my creator speaking. To me

2. When I read the bible, I learn more about God, about how amazing he is, and how much he loves me.

3. It’s relevant. It doesn’t just apply to people who were alive years ago, but to today as well.

4. It strengthens my relationship with God. When you spend more time with someone you get to know them better, and become more intimate with them; it’s the same with God.

5.It helps me make decisions. Sometimes it can feel like we’re walking through the darkness without a guide. The bible shines a light on our path and helps us know which way to go.

6. When I read the bible I find peace. I often used to feel afraid at night, reading the bible and praying would be the only thing to take away that fear.

7. There is literally something in the bible for every person and every mood! It’s not just one book but a library full! No matter how your feeling, there is something in the bible to suit that mood! (I’ve even written a guide to help you choose which book of the bible to read here.)

8. It shows me that I am not on my own in my circumstances. Characters in the bible faced so many struggles, yet managed t overcome them and worship God. Reading about this shows me that I can do the same.

9. When I read the bible I grow in wisdom, helping me make the right decisions and helping me to help other people,

10. It enables us to defeat the temptations and lies of satan. Jesus overcame the devil’s lies with scripture. And so can we!

11. It’s life changing, there’s a reason why the bible is the number one best seller of all time!

These are just some of my favourite reasons, I’m sure that there are many more!

Do you love reading the bible? Why or why not?

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25 thoughts on “Eleven Reasons Why I Love Reading the Bible

  1. Oh I agree with your post, it can be very hard to find the time to read but once you do sit down wit h the Bible open in your lap, it’s like spending treasured time with the Father. I should probably read it more often than I do, but I’m working on it 🙂 Great post!

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  2. I love to read my bible and your list of reasons why is a great one! I have to remind myself that the bible is my sword. My weapon. It helps me resist temptation and defeat the worldly and evil things around me. Paul only writes about one weapon when putting on the armor of God and that is the sword, God’s word.

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  3. This is all so true. I’ve sadly been in a season where I’ve been prone to skip my Bible reading in the mornings, and this week I’ve recommitted to doing that before I do anything else. It has to come first!

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  4. Love it! All of the above is true for me, plus, it shows me how I should relate to others and things I need to work on in myself. Here lately, I have been writing the Scripture I am reading, it really makes you stop and think about what you are reading. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. My thoughts echo many of yours. I love the Word so much. It’s like a gold mine with much wealth. We just need to dig and mine for it. We have HIs Spirit who teaches us and leads us to the amber veins. What a wonderful thing to have His Word.

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  6. Hi Ally, I enjoyed reading your list. I always start my day with prayer and, believe I am going to read the days passage in Jesus Calling with connecting scripture then the dog has to go out, or the doorbell rings and I am off to the races as theysay. Before I know it the day is over and I am saying my prayers before bed. Reading the bible is a two-way conversation, I need to have more two-way conversations and am printing your list to hang in my car. I can read at stop lights right! Haha people have gotten used to a gentle beep to tell someone to get off their phone! They can beep to get me to stop reading my bible 🙂 Thanks for this great reminder!

    With a smile from Tampa FLorida – carlyn 🙂

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  7. Hi Ally I really like how well you have written your 11 reasons. I blog at littlestepstohealth.com and I was wondering if I could share your post on my site sometime? Isn’t the internet amazing and how our Great God can connect us with fellow believers? Here we are communicating from different parts of the world. I live in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada! Please keep in touch!

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