Why Should I Read the Bible?

The Bible has been called the “least-read best-seller.” We live in a world that is blessed to have the Bible in writing in a language we can understand. There have been thousands of generations before us that did not have this opportunity. And yet, people in our day and age know less about the Bible than any other Christians in history.

But let’s face it, reading the Bible may not seem like a project you want to take on. It’s a big book. Most of us are busy from the time we wake up until we finally hit the sack at the end of the day. We have to-do lists that aren’t getting done. Our lives are so over-scheduled that we don’t have time for doing anything “extra.” So reading a book that can be over a thousand pages long just seems out of the question, right? How can we possibly make that kind of commitment?

I’d like to challenge you to start reading the Bible today. You can do it any way that works for you, just start reading. I believe that God will lead you, guide you, help you, and bless you.

Still asking, “But WHY?” Well, here’s what the Bible says about reading the Bible:

  • “These things are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His Name.” John 20:31
  • “Every Word of the Lord is flawless, He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.” Proverbs 30:5
  • “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a Light to my path.” Psalm 119:105

You can find a Bible at a bookstore, in libraries, in used book stores or thrift shops, online, etc. Or you can read an online version of the Bible for free. Check out www.Biblegateway.com or www.bible.com or any number of places. Not sure how to find the Bible you want to read? See the post titled “Which Bible Should I Read?”



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