The Workings of the Word

Why read the Bible?  Below are just a few of the precious reasons!  Perhaps your time in the Word will be sweeter after considering that there is much more to Bible reading than just doing it “because you ought to”. =)

1. It is the source of the Good News, Romans 10:17  Faith comes…by the word of God

2. For my Growth, 1 Peter 2:2-3  milk of the word…grow thereby…if you have tasted that the Lord is gracious (gratitude)

3. It gives me Boldness, Psalm 119:42 (confidence) So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.

4. It provides Guidance, Psalm 119:105  Abraham remembering God’s “holy promise”

5. It gives Power, Jeremiah 23:29   Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

6. It brings Conviction, Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

7. The Word enables or facilitates Fellowship, John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

8. The Word Cleanses, John 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you  Ps. 119:11 Hid in mine heart…

9. The Word brings Victory, Matthew 4:3-4 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. …then the devil leaveth him….

10. The Word brings REAL Success, Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

11. The Word brings Satisfaction, Psalm 119:20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.

12. Joy comes from the Word, Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.

Seeing a pattern?  CONTENTMENT comes through the Word.

13. Life is given through the Word, John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

14. Wisdom is found in the Word, Psalm 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
 

15. We can trust the Word of God…pure and preserved Ps. 12:6,7   The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

16. The Word gives us Warning and Great Reward, Psalm 19:11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

What else can you think of???

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