Many people like to read because not only is it educational but it is also a form of relaxation. Just as the body needs exercise to stay in shape, reading exercises the mind which benefits the human body in many ways. No matter what your field of interest, there are a variety of choices of books to read relative to science, history, biographies, fictional or non-fictional, but there is one book that few people actually make a point to read and that is the Bible.
The Christian religion is based on the Bible and is the infallible word of God. Society has many different opinions about the authenticity of the authorship of the Bible but to the Believer it is the inspired word of God. The Bible was given to us to to teach us the ways of God; to inform, correct and give us hope. More importantly, the Word of God sets man free – free from sin and free from being controlled by the enemy of our soul Satan. If you want to live a life that is pleasing to God, you must know what the Bible says and be obedient to His Word.
Many people have at least one Bible in their home, yet fail to read it consistently, but that is not God’s will. God want us to be equipped to handle the storms that come into our lives so He has given us example after example of what to do and what not to do in His Word. The Christian is to be forever changing becoming more Christ-like in his walk with the Lord and the only way to be successful in that area is to know what the Bible will have you to do in your life, marriage, and your relationships.
Purpose in your heart that beginning today, you are going to read at least a verse every day and I promise you that the more you do this, the more you will want to do it. You will find that you are moving closer to God because you will get to know Him on a personal level and you will discover the love God has for you. Think of the Bible as God’s love letter to you. Hide His word in your heart and watch how your life will change for the better and this will bring glory and honor to God in a profound way.