That’s the average number of blog posts published 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.
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. John 17:17
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’. Luke 11:28
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. Ephesians 6:17
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. 1 Peter 2:2
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. Romans 1:16
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. Psalm 119:105
So, what am I missing? What other benefits do you receive when you study your Bible? I look forward to hearing from you.