7 Reasons to read the Bible in 2014

January 1st, 2014

God’s Word promises of rich benefits for those who spend time reading it and taking its truths to heart.

Here are seven ways your life can be better as you make the Bible your daily reading companion. All seven come from Psalm 119.

1. The Bible will help keep you from sin.
I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you (verse 11).

2. The Bible will lift your burdens.
I weep with sorrow; encourage me by your word (verse 28).

3. The Bible will guide your steps.
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path (verse 105).

4. The Bible will bring you joy.
Your laws are my treasure; they are my heart’s delight (verse 111).

5. The Bible will lead you to wisdom.
The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand (verse 130).

6. The Bible will give you peace.
Those who love your instructions have great peace and do not stumble (verse 165).

7. The Bible will bring you back to God.
I have wandered away like a lost sheep; come and find me, for I have not forgotten your commands (verse 176).