Reading the Bible is powerful as it will give you faith. The Bible says, “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word from God”.
When we read the Bible certain passages will stand out and these are the ones that God has highlighted for us individually. For example, say we are gong through a situation, suddenly we read a passage that really speaks to us and gives us faith for that situation – such as a new job, Jesus performing a miracle or a direction.
We also read the bible because it is God’s love letter to us and conveys his love message through it. We understand that God is deeply in love with you and wants to have a life-long relationship with you. You are special to him and there is no one else like you. You are unique and very important to God. He has a plan for your life. As you read the bible He will convey that plan to you.
You will gain great hope when you read the Bible – hope for your situation, your future. You will gain understanding that life is eternal, that you are going to live forever in heaven with God. Hope is a powerful dimension that can be described as our “anchor” in life. Among the storms that come, faith inspires us to go forward with God into the amazing life and adventures He has planned for you.
The Bible is thousands of years old and one of the most read books of all time.
I recommend reading a page everyday. If you are a new Christian start in the New Testament at Matthew. When you have finished that you can visit the Old Testament.
By reading the New Testament you will understand your rights and privileges, yours as a son or daughter of God, and know how to claim and appropriate these benefits and promises into your life and your families.