Kids, Work, Household chores, projects. Among all of these things we have to pay attention to and give time to on a daily basis we often forget about or push off the one thing that really should be a staple point of our day. You see in the Word of God it tells us that we need to put God first.
This means that we should be starting our day with God and then building our day around that time, instead of building our day around the busyness of life and then trying to fit God in somewhere along the way. When you try to live life trying to squeeze God in, He often gets pushed off and out of our daily lives altogether.
Starting your day out in God’s Word is absolutely crucial to the growth and development of your Faith and overall Christian walk. It sets the bar and the attitude for the day ahead of you, as well as helps to get you into the correct mindset to be able to tackle all of the days busy events. Today I would like to give you 5 reasons why you need to be spending time in the Bible each and every day.
1. Teaches us Who God is, Reveals His Character and How we can Know Him on a Personal Level
The Bible is literally the Words of God breathed out and written down. These Words are more than just words, the Bible is more than just a Book of sound advice and history. The Bible is the living Word of God, it has the power to change the hearts of people. In 2 Timothy 3 16,17 we are told:
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.”
As Christians we are called to be like Christ, but how can you really be like Christ if you don’t know, meditate and put into action the words that He gave to us, and that He himself lived by? How are we to be the light of the world when we don’t even know the Light on a personal and relational level? How can we fulfill our mandate to win the lost to Christ when we ourselves don’t even really know Him?
2. A Blueprint to a Fulfilling and Blessed Life in Christ
We are told in Jeremiah 29:11:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
You have to understand that God’s whole plan for His children is to give them a fullness of life in Christ. Christians are supposed to be the happiest people, who are successful at everything they put their hand to. We are the ones who are supposed to be a beacon of hope to the lost and the needy. We are supposed to be the people that others look at and desire and long for what we have.
The Lord has literally given us the exact blueprint we need in order to live a fulfilled life full of prosperity, love, joy peace, and happiness. He has laid it out for us in a book and all we have to do is read it and apply the blueprint to our lives.
There are so many Christians out in the world today wondering why they are living an unhappy and unfulfilled life doing things they hate and yet they never even realize that the reason this is happening is largely due to the fact that not only are they not applying God’s blueprint to their lives they don’t even know what it is, because they rarely ever read it.
3. Repetition is the Key to Remembering
It goes without saying that everything in the Bible is there for a reason, and it is of utmost importance otherwise God would not have included it.
That being said in Psalms 119:11 it says:
“I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”
We can also see in Deuteronomy 11:18:
“So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders.”
These scriptures and there are many more, speak of the fact that we are to know and memorize God’s Word. In fact it even tells us that the Word is so important to remember that you should tie it to your hand and wear them on your foreheads.
The best way to get to know the Word of God to a point where we have memorized it is to spend time reading it, and meditating on it and repeating scripture over and over again each and every day.
4. The Word is Our Spiritual Sword
We can often forget that as Christians every day of our lives we are in a war with the principalities and the powers of darkness. Every day we are tempted and our minds are attacked by satan in hopes that we will fold and begin to have doubt about our faith in Christ.
The Word of God is literally our main defense against these attacks of the enemy. In Hebrews 4:12 it says:
“For 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.”
Ephesians 6:17 “Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
Just like in a real physical war you would never want to go out onto the battlefield unarmed and unprepared, the same applies for the spiritual battlefield that is our lives. It really is sad and scary how many Christians head out onto the spiritual battlefield each and every day without taking their sword with them to fight the enemy when he comes to attack.
This is why it is so important to know the Word of God through and through because when satan comes to try to deceive you either through doubt in your mind or through a false prophet or even through a situation or event in your life, you can have the Word of God right on the tip of your tongue ready to throw it in satans face and conquer his attempt at your life.
5. The Word Increases the Strength of Your Faith
The only way Christianity works is by faith. Faith is defined in the Bible in Hebrews 11:1 as:
“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.”
So biblical faith is basically believing and placing trust in Christ and spiritual laws and foundations even though you cannot physically see them. Now most of us have a level of faith in Christ, but the level or strength of faith (trust and confidence) depends greatly upon how well we know what we have faith in Christ.
The more you understand and know God and see His Word manifest or take shape in your own life. The stronger your faith in Him will become. The stronger your faith in Christ becomes the easier it will be for you to do His will and believe Him for what you need in your life and the life of others.
Reading the Bible is crucial for our Christian walk and to grow our faith to a point where we can be used by God in an unlimited way to reach the lost, and to live the fulfilled life that He created us to live. We need to purpose each and every day to spend time in the Word of God, even if it is only 15-20 minutes a day.
You may even want to get a devotional that will help take you through the entire Bible. This will help to deepen your understanding of what you are reading and insight personal reflection on what you have read as well.
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|The One Year Through the Bible Devotional
Learn essential teachings of the Bible and draw near to God by reading through The One Year Through the Bible Devotional. Each day you’ll be given a daily Scripture reading to read along with a one-page commentary.
You can begin your devotional journey any day of the week. Just find today’s date and start reading!