WHY READ AND STUDY THE BIBLE?
All of us at some point in time, recognize that we have spiritual needs. We need guidance and direction to find hope and answers to the questions of life. Jesus says in Matthew 11:28 (MSG) "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Jesus wants a relationship with you and one of the best ways to discover and build this relationship is through the Bible. The Bible is the Word of God. It communicates God’s heart and mind so that we can understand his plan for our lives. Here are a couple brief reasons why we should study the Bible.
It's sufficient for all our needs
In 2 Timothy 3:16-17, the Apostle Paul says that, “All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” The Bible is our owner’s manual. God wants to equip us for life. If you want a real relationship with God, then you have to have a relationship with the Bible.
It teaches us how to be set free
All of us, whether we realize it or not, are sinful human beings. Sin separates us from God (Isaiah 59:1-2) and we need saving. We cannot save ourselves. We need someone else to save our lives. This is where Jesus comes in. He’s the one who can save us. He’s the one who can set us free from sin. (John 8:31-36). Is this something you’re looking for?
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