Studies have shown that the single most powerful catalyst of people’s spiritual growth is personal Bible study and reflection. Here are 15 great reasons to spend time reading God’s words daily.
- To be rid of anxiety and have peace (PSALM 119:165)
Those who love Your instructions have great peace and do not stumble.
- To set things right when life is out of control (PSALM 19:7-8)
The instructions of the Lord are perfect,
reviving the soul.
The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
The commandments of the Lord are right,
bringing joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are clear,
giving insight for living.
- To have direction and know God’s will (PSALM 119:105)
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet
and a light for my path.
- To experience healing and deliverance (PSALM 107:20)
He sent out His word and healed them,
snatching them from the door of death.
- To grow in the Lord (I PETER 2:2)
Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation.
- To have strength comfort and hope (PSALM 119:28,50,114)
I weep with sorrow;
encourage me by Your word.
Your promise revives me;
it comforts me in all my troubles.
You are my refuge and my shield;
Your word is my source of hope.
- To shape yourself and your life correctly (PSALM 119:11)
I have hidden Your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against You.
- To be able to see clearly (PSALM 119:130)
The teaching of Your word gives light,
so even the simple can understand.
- To know what’s really in your heart (HEBREWS 4:12)
The word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
- To build faith (ROMANS 10:17)
Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
- To have joy (PSALM 16:11)
You will show me the way of life,
granting me the joy of Your presence
and the pleasures of living with You forever.
- To understand God’s power (JOHN 1:3)
God created everything through Him,
and nothing was created except through Him.
- To have more life in this life (JOHN 10:10)
I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance.
- To distinguish good from evil (PSALM 119: 101-102)
I have refused to walk on any evil path,
so that I may remain obedient to Your word.
I haven’t turned away from Your regulations,
for You have taught me well.
- To understand God’s love for you (JOHN 3:16-17)
For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him.
Here is a link to some great Bible reading plans.