Reading the Bible regularly and consistently has several benefits. First, the Bible shows us God's disposition and provides us with God's revelation of Himself to His people. In every section of the Bible, we see God's holy, immutable, faithful, kind and loving character. P.O.
Box 1407 Anderson, SC 29622 (86) 965-9990. See our top Cru resources in more than 20 languages. Have you ever wondered why people read the Bible? You're not alone. Maybe you're not sure where to start reading.
Maybe you think it's old-fashioned. Wherever you are, know that it's okay to be there, although we hope to help you love the Bible more. In fact, it may resonate with another article, “Ten Reasons You're Not Reading the Bible. The Bible is powerful and impactful.
It has sold more copies than any other book. Parts of the Bible have been translated into more than 1500 languages and translations into many other languages are being carried out. Six out of 10 Americans say their interaction with the Bible has changed their lives. The first 39 books of the Bible make up the Old Testament, which includes, among many other things, the historical account of God making promises to the nation of Israel and that the Israelites continually rebel against God.
The New Testament is made up of 27 books and begins with four accounts of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. From there, the New Testament continues to describe how Christianity spread throughout the world and the message that Jesus' followers communicated by spreading it. The historical and cultural significance of the Bible makes it worth reading, but this is really the minimum reason why you should read it. Most importantly, the Bible has the power to have a direct impact on your current life.
Here are 14 reasons why the Bible is worth reading. The answers to the big questions can be found in many different books of the Bible. God has often allowed people to learn in circumstances of life. Read about Joseph's life in Genesis 37-50 and how God redeemed his immense pain.
Try doing a word study on love in the Bible. You will find more than 300 verses about love. Meditate on the verses as you read them. Ask yourself how they impact you and if they change your vision of God.
It's fascinating to study the various cultural aspects of the Bible, but from start to finish you'll read about love, jealousy, doubt, confusion, trust, hardship, loss, marriage, temptation, depression, anxiety, and happiness. Many Christians start each new year with a plan to read the entire Bible throughout that year. For a new perspective on how to read the Bible with this mindset, read “When You Feel Like a Failure After Reading the Bible. The next time you read a passage from the Bible, take the time to review that text and see how it relates to Jesus.
He studied philosophy of religion and apologetics at the Denver Seminary and is pursuing graduate studies in philosophy at the Southern Evangelical Seminary. For thousands of years, the Bible has been read not only as history and Word of God, but also for personal edification. Reading the entire Bible provides an opportunity to better understand the “big picture” of Scripture. If you have difficulty reading the Bible in light of God's trustworthiness, see “When You Don't Like Reading the Bible.
As you read, you can unconsciously become the main character of the Bible, but the main character is and has always been God. If you want to follow a devotional while reading the Bible, try one of Cru's devotional resources, such as “Background Story” or “Four Sevens.”. Each one has a biblical basis and a brief explanation to encourage and motivate you in your reading and study of the Bible. The Bible is primarily a story about God's goodness, and when you read it with that in mind, it brings the rest of the text to life.
The Easiest Way to Study the Bible (3 Simple Steps - Ready to Use) I share a simple but effective way to study the Bible called the Sword Method of Bible Study. Another reason to read the Bible is because it trains you so that you can fulfill God's plan for your life (2 Tim. . .