There are so many uncertainties and causes for worry in the world today. We all make goals and plans for the future, but the future is uncertain and when we pause to consider this it can’t help but make us a little uneasy. This is part of the reason why I read the Bible.
The Bible is God’s word and it doesn’t change. It tells me what happened in the past and what is going to happen in the future. It is a practical book that teaches me how I should live my life today and gives me a real hope for the future. It also gives me strength to face the unknown.
I read the Bible because…
- it guides me in God’s way (Psalm 119:9-11, 105)
- it gives life (Psalm 119:25)
- it gives me strength when I’m weak (Psalm 119:28)
- it teaches me how to be wise and discerning (Psalm 119:66-67, 104)
- it gives me hope for the future (Psalm 119:81)
- it doesn’t change (Psalm 119:89-90)
For more reasons to read the Bible, see our series of posts on bible reading.
If you are interested in reading the Bible but simply don’t know where to start, we offer a simple bible reading plan to get you started with questions to think about while you’re reading.