51 Reasons to read the Bible

This list is not exhaustive.

Lights our path
  1. Jesus said that if you abide in his words, you are truly his disciples, John 8:31.
  2. Christ’s words will set you free from your slavery to sin, John 8:32-34.
  3. The Bible is truly true and can never be wrong, John 10:35.
  4. Reading and obeying the Bible will give you the joy that God has, John 15:11.
  5. Living, abiding in, and loving the Bible means living, abiding in, and loving Christ, John 15:4-5.
  6. Abiding in, living in the Bible means bearing spiritual fruit, John 15:5.
  7. Without the Word you will pray wrongly and you will not be able to accomplish anything, John 15:5.
  8. With the Bible as your guide, your prayer requests are always answered, John 15:7.
  9. The Bible is the primary means by which you become more like Christ, John 17:17.
  10. God appears to you by his Word, 1 Samuel 3:21.
  11. God watches over his Word to perform it; therefore, you can read the Bible to see what God has done, is doing, and is going to do, Ezekiel 36:36; Jeremiah 1:12.
  12. God blesses you when you delight in his Word, Psalm 1.
  13. God’s Word will enable you to do God’s will, Joshua 1:8.
  14. Listening to the Scriptures will astonish you, Mark 11:18.
  15. Read the Bible carefully and meditatively so that it becomes the joy and delight of your heart, Jeremiah 15:16.
  16. The message of the Bible will cause you to ask for God’s mercy, Daniel 2:18.
  17. The Scripture are pure words, refined words. They are the best words, Psalm 12:6.
  18. The Bible is about Christ, our highest treasure, John 5:39; Matthew 13:44.
  19. When you find Christ in the Scriptures, it gives you joy, Matthew 13:44
  20. When you find Christ in the Bible, it will cause you to evaluate what you value, Matthew 13:44
  21. The Scriptures show you Christ, who can truly revive your soul, Psalm 19:7
  22. The Bible opens your eyes to see truth, Psalm 19:7.
  23. When you obey/keep the Scriptures, there is great reward, Psalm 19:11.
  24. The Bible is used by God to warn and keep you from evil, Psalm 19:11.
  25. When you listen to God in the Bile, you have chosen the best part, Luke 10:39.
  26. Reading the Bible is an act of obedience to God, Luke 9:35.
  27. When you read the Bible you will not be put to shame, Psalm 119:6.
  28. Reading the Bible will cause you to praise God, Psalm 119:7.
  29. The Scriptures show the wondrous work of God, Psalm 119:27; Psalm 78:1-8.
  30. Reading the Bible helps turn you away from an inordinate commitment to worthless digital devices and gives you life, Psalm 119:37; Jeremiah 6:19.
  31. The Bible helps you understand affliction, Psalm 119:75.
  32. A commitment to the Scriptures gives other Christians great joy, 2 John 4; 3 John 4.
  33. The Bible trains you to live righteously, 2 Timothy 3:16.
  34. The Bible equips you for good works, 2 Timothy 3:17.
  35. God’s Word enables you to withstand temptation and keeps you from sinning, Matthew 4:1-11; Psalm 78:7-8.
  36. The Bible enables you to know the mind of God, 1 Corinthians 2:9-16
  37. Abiding in God’s Word enables you to walk in the Spirit, Romans 8:5-6; 1 Corinthians 2:9-16.
  38. Abiding in God’s Word gives life and peace, Romans 8:5-6; 1 Corinthians 2:9-16.
  39. Commitment to the Scriptures is required to be filled with the Spirit, Ephesians 5:18-21; Colossians 3:16-17.
  40. Those outside the faith do not have this privilege of reading the Bible with understanding, Deuteronomy 4:8.
  41. The Lord gives understanding when reading the Bible, 2 Timothy 2:7.
  42. The Scripture gives insight into the mystery of Christ, Ephesians 3:4.
  43. The Bible isn’t that hard to understand, Deuteronomy 30:11.
  44. The Bible enables you to walk in the Spirit, Romans 8:5-6; 1 Corinthians 2:9-16.
  45. The Scripture gives life and peace, Romans 8:5-6; 1 Corinthians 2:9-16.
  46. Reading and understanding the Bible is required to be filled with the Spirit, Ephesians 5:18-21; Colossians 3:16-17.
  47. The Lord gives understanding when you read the Bible, 2 Timothy 2:7.
  48. The Scripture gives insight into the mystery of Christ, Ephesians 3:4.
  49. The God of peace promises his presence when we live like the Apostle Paul, who read the Bible all the time, Phil 4:8-9.
  50. When you read the Bible and remember it, it keeps you from sinning, Psalm 119:11.
  51. The truth about Jesus’ work on the cross and the necessity of belief and repentance is found in the Bible only, Romans 10:17.

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