There are so many reasons to read, study, memorize, and mediate on the Bible. Here are just a few.
When we read God's Word, we look into a mirror and see ourselves for who we really are. When we obey the Scriptures, we walk in freedom and blessing (James 1:22-25).
When we meditate on the Word of God, the result is bearing fruit, prospering, and health (Psalm 1).
When we meditate on God's Word day and night, obeying Scripture principles and commands, standing firm on His promises, we will experience success (Joshua 1).
The Bible has the power to change our lives! When we memorize verse and passages, we are able to avoid sin (Psalm 119:9-11).
We need to "wash with water" through the Word. Scripture washes away the crud in our lives (Ephesians 5:25-27).
Remember this warning: knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. Don't just know the Word--live it! (I Corinthians 8:1)
Knowledge is a building block that, along with the other building blocks, leads to a changed life that produces love (II Peter 1:5-8).
The Word of God is living, powerful, and active (Hebrews 4:12).
Best News of All!
In God's Word, the person of Jesus Christ is revealed. We read the prophetic words about Jesus in the Old Testament. In the Gospels we watch Jesus live a perfect life, love people, communicate with His Father in Heaven, teach Truth, perform miracles, die a horrible death for our sins, and rise from the dead!
In the book of Acts, we watch the disciples Jesus trained build His church. In the epistles, we learn doctrine, theology, and practical application of a relationship with Jesus Christ. Finally, in Revelation, we see the Risen Jesus in Heaven and His Glorious Return!
So, in God's Word, we discover Jesus. May your life be filled with God's Word and every benefit that comes into our life!
For His Glory!
(Meredith Ludwig Curtis)