It’s so important to read the Bible and know it. Our Christian faith is really based on a relationship with God.
How do we build a relationship with Him? Well, we build relationships with people by reaching out to each other and spending time getting to know one another. We talk and tell each other about ourselves. Because the more you know someone, the closer your relationship is. The same holds true with God.
One way that we get to know God better is by reading His written Word. In His Word, He is telling us about Himself. We learn His ways; who He is and why He is. And in learning and knowing these things, we learn who He wants us to be, how we are to treat others, and how we are to handle every situation.
There are even scriptures in the Bible that teach us why it’s important to read the Bible and know it…
Joshua 1:8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Job 23:12 I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.
Psalm 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
Romans 10:17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
When it comes down to it, we become like the people we spend time with. I want to be like Jesus! I want to love like He loves, and handle my situations and other people’s lives with love. How about you?
Lord, thank You for Your Word. Thank you that You have given us our very own manual for living a life holy and pleasing to You. I ask you to please help me read it each day so that I can have Your Words in my heart for when ever I need them. Please help me to understand and retain what I am reading. Give me wisdom to apply what I am learning to my life in each area and situation. I know that when I set aside time regularly to read the Bible, I will know You more and more. My desire is to know You with all my heart. I love You, Lord. Amen
If you would like to focus on specific scriptures and put them to memory. I have a Bible Memory Verse page here just for that reason. Check it out!