6 Basic Benefits to Studying Your Bible

900,000.

That’s the average number of  in a 24 hour period.

Tempting to read them all. I know.

Such wonderful, witty wisdom holed up in those nearly one million posts.

But you’d need over 900,000 minutes to read them all (that is if it took 1 minute to read each post…which is about the average time spent on a page here).

In other words, 625 days.

Now, while there are some gems out there, frankly, most blog posts are not useful. Especially if you’re after divine revelation. Or a power that can sustain your daily Christian walk.

The Bible provides that power. And it reveals a rich source of benefits. Benefits you’ll enjoy when you read less blogs (including Fallen and Flawed) and more Bible.

So, what are those benefits? Here are six.

Purpose

In the Bible you’ll find the truth that sets you apart as a believer for a particular purpose, namely, to do what God wants and to hate what God hates.

Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is the truth. 

God’s Blessing When Obeyed

 Once you discover what God calls you to do and you do it, you receive reward. Among those rewards…peace, genuine fellowship and joy.

But He said, ‘On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it’. 

Victory

The truth of Scripture is the weapon you use to defeat the world, the flesh and the devil. 

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 

Growth

Crawling through the Scriptures in search of the truth about God cultivates an ever-growing hunger for this truth. Sometimes this growth is rapid. Sometimes it’s slow. But it’s always growing.  

Like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you grow in respect to salvation. 

Power

In the message of the Gospel you find God’s omnipotence. Which is important. It’s this power–and this power only–that overcomes a man’s sinful nature and gives him new life.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 

Guidance

God’s Word opens our eyes and illuminates our life so we can avoid stumbling. 

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 

So, what am I missing? What other benefits do you receive when you study your Bible? I look forward to hearing from you.

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