Saturday, August 22, 2009

Importance of reading the Bible

The Bible is filled with verses or passages about the importance of reading the Bible and I will put a few down in this note and I pray this will help you in your reading of Scripture.

7"Only be strong and very courageous; (B)be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go.
8"(C)This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; (D)for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.
9"Have I not commanded you? (E)Be strong and courageous! (F)Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
Joshua 1:7-9

For the word of God is living 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. (Hebrews 4:12)

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 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. (2 Timothy 2:14-17)

Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:20-21)

And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times.
Psalm 12:6

Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.
Psalm 119:35

I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.
Psalm 119:32

I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.
I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame,
for I delight in your commands because I love them.
Psalm 119:45-47

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
Psalm 19:7-8

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
ROM 15:4

I pray this helps you as you grow in Scripture reading and love for the Lord God Almighty,

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