15 Amazing Benefits of Reading the Bible

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Benefits of Reading the Bible

The benefits of reading the Bible. While there are numerous ways that reading the Bible brings us closer to God and benefits us daily. Here are a few that I keep close to my heart and serve as reminders for me to stay in the Word on a daily basis:

 

  1. Gods word leads us to salvation. It is written in His word that we are saved when we put our hope in Him. Even if you are already a believer, rereading the words reminds us that He gave His only son for us to live in Him.

John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life

2. God’s instructions for life are housed in His word. How we treat others. How we should act or react in situations. It’s all in there.

Proverbs 16:20 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,[a] and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.

3.We gain wisdom from it

Psalms 119:130 The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple

4. Scripture releases our chains and lifts our burdens

Psalms 119:28  My soul weeps because of grief; Strengthen me according to Your word.

 

 

5. God’s word brings us joy

Psalms 119:111 I have inherited Your testimonies forever, For they

are the joy of my heart.

6. The Bible gives us hope

Romans. 15:4 “Whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”

7. It reminds us of His promises

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

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8. His word enables us to battle and defeat the devil

Ephesians 6:17 “and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

Matthew 4:3-4, “The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

9. Your faith will be strengthened

Romans 10:17 “Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ

10. You will enjoy a greater fellowship with Him (just as spending time with any friend or family member. Quality time together strengthens friendships and relationships).

1 John 1:3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.

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11. Your prayers will be heard. Praying with and over scripture is incredibly effective and sometimes gives us the words when our own mind and heart fail us.

Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart”

12. You will develop spiritually

Ephesians 6:17  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.You may hear the voice of God. Hearing God, in his own voice while reading scripture helps us to discern when He is speaking with us at other times. He communicates with us many ways, especially in scripture.

“For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror” (James 1:23).

13. You will mature in the things of God. Learning more about Him and his commands will help us mature as believers.

Hebrews 5:13,14 “for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.”

14. You will be more prosperous and successful as you learn what He has taught and how to conduct yourself and your business and daily affairs

Psalms 1:2-3 “his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers”

15. You will learn to fear the Lord.

Deuteronomy  17:19 “And it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God by keeping all the words of this law and these statutes, and doing them.”

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Here are some other sources and articles on the benefits of reading the Bible: Unlocking the Bible,  In Touch, and Bible Gateway 

What else would you add to the list? What Bible verses remind you of the benefits of reading the Bible?

For more in-depth reading on the benefits of reading the Bible, consider this recommended book:

Top 10 Reasons to Read the Bible Today: The Life-Changing Benefits of Daily Bible Reading by Wayne Davies

Have a great day! I’ll be reading the Bible, curled up with my pups and a cup of coffee!

In Him,

Sue

To learn more about my story and my walk with God, check out “my story”

 
 
 
Susan is a writer, speaker and the creator of Women of Noble Character ministries. She is passionate about helping Christian women deepen their walk with God through Bible study and creative worship and strengthen their marriages.

She lives in rural North Central Missouri with her handsome and hilarious husband and a myriad of dogs, cats and chickens.

Susan runs on Jesus, coffee and not enough sleep.

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8 Comments

  1. I love how you mentioned that the bible will give you hope. My brother is needing help to battle his depression. I’ll let him know that he should consider reading the bible to help him give hope in his life.

    1. I’m battling depression and haven’t been to church or had a bible in my hands since I was a kid. I’ve lost touch with those I love and who love me, I’ve been ushing everyone and God away because of it. Until last night that I said no more, and I realized I still have some hope inside of me. I bought a bible today and I can’t be happier

      1. Lucila – I’m so happy that you are turning back to God! I, too, battled depression for many years (I have a post about it on this site as well as Bible heroes with depression). God can heal everything. Read some of His Word everyday and know that I am praying for you!

  2. This is such a beautiful ministry, to be encouraged to abide in the place where the purist of love exists, is just such a blessing.

    So blessed by your ministry woman of God! God bless you richly and your family and all that He has given you as a steward over!

  3. Hey Sue, these are great observations on the benefits of reading the Bible. These verses are a great encouragement to me. Thank you for sharing.

    Here is another to add to the list:
    “You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.” John 5:39-40

    From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible points us to Jesus. The Bible invites us to place our faith him, and obey his teachings so we might experience the fullness of his salvation. I am always encouraged when I find new scripture verses that point us to Jesus. Thanks again for shining a light on such an important topic.

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