As the clock strikes midnight, another year will be behind us. 2011 will be drawing to a close in a few hours. I blogged yesterday about the importance of every believer to be in the Word. Today, I’d like to share some reasons that you (and I) should get into God’s word – the Bible – more.
The Word is our provision. Deuteronomy 8:3 reminds us that man lives off every word that comes from God’s mouth.
The Word is protection against sin. Psalm 119:11 reminds us that as God’s Word has root in our hearts, then sin has a hard time taking root.
The Word is our guide.Psalm 119:105 So many are looking for direction in life. The Bible is a directional light for us pointing us toward God’s desires.
The Word is eternal. Isaiah 40:8 tells us that though everything else fades, dies, or corrupts, the Word of God stands firm and true forever.
The Word is the clearest picture we have of God. John 1:1-5, 14 shows that the Word is God and became flesh in the person of Jesus. It also shows us that the Word is personal.
The Word is alive. Hebrews 4:12 tells us that God’s Word is alive. It will speak to the specific needs of our lives just like a good friend.
With reasons such as these, what will keep you and me from one of the greatest treasures mankind has ever known – the Bible?