Why Should I Bother Reading the Bible?


2 Timothy 3:16-17 offers this: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” Here are 38 ways that can play out in our live. It’s…

  1. The only source of divine truth.
  2. It’s God’s Holy Word.
  3. It tells us where we came from.
  4. It tells us why we are here.
  5. It tells us where we are going.
  6. It shows how to be saved.
  7. It shows the plan for Christ’s church.
  8. It gives a description of Heaven.
  9. It gives a description of Hell.
  10. It alerts us to Jesus second coming.
  11. It gives the signs of the end times.
  12. It acquaints us with the Father.
  13. It acquaints us with the Son.
  14. It acquaints us with the Holy Spirit.
  15. It informs us about the angels.
  16. It reveals the tools to accomplish God’s work.
  17. It describes the work of the ministry.
  18. It presents the message to be preached.
  19. It reveals God’s priorities.
  20. It describes the work of the elders.
  21. It describes the work of the deacons.
  22. It describes God’s task for women.
  23. It describes God’s task for men.
  24. It gives instruction for children.
  25. It explains what marriage should be.
  26. It gives the blueprint for the family and the home.
  27. It gives instruction on how to raise children.
  28. It teaches the importance of forgiveness.
  29. It teaches and demonstrates what love really is.
  30. It gives warnings to be heeded.
  31. It gives commands to be obeyed.
  32. It gives promises to be received.
  33. It gives instructions to be followed.
  34. It gives principles to be applied.
  35. It gives prophecies to be fulfilled.
  36. It’s the final authority on earth.
  37. It’s the most important book in the world, there is no other like it.
  38. It’s God’s revelation to His creation.

So, I would say it is a book worth reading, studying, mediating on, and using as a life-guide. The question is, are we going to do it? As for me and my house it’s YES!

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