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Why Read The Bible Daily ? – Part 3 – Pursuing Intimacy With God


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Why Read The Bible Daily ? – Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2 we looked at many important reasons why you should read the Bible and spend time with God daily.

Hearing God’s voice is the most important part of your prayer & fellowship time with God, and is absolutely vital to have intimacy with God. You cannot have intimate fellowship with God, and become one with God, and a partner with God in His great Kingdom work if you do not reverently listen to Him and then follow Him as He leads you and speaks to you. You need to read God’s word the Bible daily and seek God with all your heart to know God and His will and God’s calling on your life.

Why Read The Bible Daily ?

The Word Of God Is A Spiritual Weapon

The Word of God gives you a weapon which you can use to fight off Satan and his attacks. And to avoid falling into his traps, lies, and deceptions.

In Matthew 4 Jesus fights temptation and lies by the enemy and wins by quoting Scripture 3 times, saying “It is written…”. Jesus gives you the perfect example of how to fight against and win over temptation, lies, and deceit, which are some of Satan’s primary tools to get you away from God and in bondage and defeat.

Matthew 4:1-4 “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Why Read The Bible Daily ? – God Reveals His Plans & Will

God’s word teaches you and guides you down the paths He has planned for your life. God knows and wants what is best for you. He reveals all about Himself, and His plans and will for you.

You do not need to guess at what God’s will is for your life. God has a special plan for you, and He reveals His plans to those who seek Him with all of their heart.

If you want to know God’s plan and His will, you need to spend time daily with God in prayer and in His word.

Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”

Isaiah 30:21 “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”.

Psalm 16:8-11 “I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay. You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”

Isaiah 48:17-18 “This is what the LORD says- your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea.”

Jeremiah 29:11-13 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Why Read The Bible Daily ? – God Wants To Protect You

God’s laws and principles are designed to protect you. They are for your good. The Bible is an essential tool that God has given us to keep you from the many things that can harm you or wreck your life.

And there are many thing that can harm your soul. Such as anger, unforgiveness, bitterness… God wants to help you.

Psalm 19:8 “The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.”

1 John 5:3 “In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome”

The Positive Effects Of Studying & Applying God’s Word

There are many positive effects that come from reading the Bible and spending time with God daily. 

Psalm 19:7-11 “The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.”

As your loving Heavenly Father, God cares deeply for you and wants to protect you from anything that can be harmful to you. He wrote His Word out of love for you, to protect you, to guide you, to bless you.

1 John 5:3 reveals the proof of whether you and I truly living out of love for God – reverence and trust and obedience to Him and His Word… “this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome”

In Part 4 of Why Read The Bible daily we will continue to look at more important reasons why you should spend time daily with God.

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This article was originally published by Kevin Bart at Pursuing Intimacy With God.

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