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Why should I read the Bible?

1. Read the Bible: It contains God’s will for our lives

“What is God’s will for my life?” There is no Bible verse that explicitly tells us what profession to pursue, where to live or whom to marry. But, nonetheless, the Bible’s exhortations, guidelines, commandments and encouragement give us very concrete and infallible insight into God’s will for us in every aspect of life.

2. Read the Bible: It is our nourishment

Imagine that you go a day without eating anything. Then a week. And a month. As time goes on, you become weaker and weaker. Our bodies need nourishment to live. And it’s the same in our spiritual lives.

If we want to gain life and nourishment for our spirit, it is essential that we spend time with God’s Word. God’s Word is a source of life! It contains infinite help and wisdom. And, when it is read and obeyed in a spirit of faith, it leads us to unimaginable spiritual growth.

3. Read the Bible: It gives us discernment

The author of Hebrews writes, “For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12. God’s Word cuts through all of this; it separates out all self-seeking in our lives and determines what is truth and righteousness. 

4. Read the Bible: It instructs us in righteousness

The Bible contains all the instruction that we need to come to a life of true purity and righteousness. It teaches us how we can follow Christ in truth. It contains words and examples from heroes of faith, prophets, apostles, Jesus Christ and God Himself! What better teaching, what better instruction is there for those who want to live a life that is well-pleasing to God our Creator?

5. Read the Bible: It contains power to overcome

After we have made the firm decision to serve God wholeheartedly and refrain from sinning against Him, we will still experience temptation in our lives. James says that we are tempted when we are drawn away and enticed by our own lusts and desires. (James 1:14)

Paul writes, “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God …” Ephesians 6:17. The Bible, God’s Word, is a weapon. It is a sword that gives us power and authority to overcome in the midst of temptation. Why not pick up this sword today?

6. Read the Bible: It is full of God’s promises

And finally, not least of all, the Bible is full of extraordinary promises. It speaks of the all things that belong to the God-fearing!  “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” Revelation 2:7.  There are an almost infinite number of promises made to those who live according to God’s will. 

1 Year Bible Reading Plan

OWNit365 Whole Bible Plan

The Whole Bible plan is a 6-day-a-week journey through the entire Bible with two readings per day. The acronym "OWN" represents one daily reading from the Old Testament, along with one from the Wisdom Books or New Testament.

New Testament Reading Plan

New Testament Epistles and Acts

Reading through the Pauline, Pastoral, and General Epistles has never been easier. This plan, compiled and presented by the folks at YouVersion, will help you easily read through every letter in the New Testament. And we tossed in a dash of Acts for good measure.

Women's Devotional

Get Out Of Your Head

Do you feel like a victim to your spiraling thoughts? Do you often fall prey to toxic thinking patterns like victimhood, anxiety, and distraction? The enemy of our souls is determined to make us feel helpless, overwhelmed, and incapable of making a difference for God's kingdom. It doesn't have to be that way!

Children's Devotional

Indescribable: A 7-Day Journey About God And Science

Based on Louie Giglio's kid's devotional Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God & Science , this reading plan will help kids discover the incredible creation of our indescribable God and will help kids and parents discover the wonders of the universe with the Creator. It's impossible to out-imagine God.

Men's Devotional

Transformed: 7 Pillars Of A Legacy Minded Man

Jesus did not only come to save us from our sins. He came so that we could, through His divine power, build a new and different life in Him. Transformed leads men to build the strongest foundation possible. Do not live with without a strategy.

Women's Devotional

Without Rival With Lisa Bevere

There is a very real battle going on for the strength of your soul. It's time to expose the lies and distractions to find out who you really are-a daughter without rival, in a time without rival, serving a God without rival. Best-selling author Lisa Bevere invites you into an intimate pursuit of God ...

Student Devotional

Set Apart

God calls us to be holy and to live holy lives. But what does that even mean? In this five-day Plan, we'll look at what holiness really looks like for our lives.

Children's Devotional

Superbook: He Is Risen!

Join Chris, Joy, Gizmo, and Mom as Superbook transports them to the most important moment in all history. This 5-day devotional walks alongside Jesus in his final moments and triumphant resurrection. During the week, we will learn about prayer, sacrifice, truth, and freedom.

Daily Devotional

Crazy Love with Francis Chan

Taken from his New York Times bestselling book "Crazy Love," Francis Chan delves deep into God's amazingly crazy love for us, and what our appropriate response to such a love should look like. But he doesn't stop there, challenging us to reflect on God's greatness and the huge difference between His eternal majesty and our temporary lives here on earth.

Daily Devotional

One Minute Apologist "Who Is Jesus?"

Jesus is one of the most controversial figures in history. He came onto the scene and disrupted the status quo of the religious Pharisees in his day. So who is Jesus? What did he believe about himself? What should we believe about him?

Fighting Addictions

Goliath Must Fall: Winning The Battle Against Your Giants

It's likely you have a giant in your life that is holding you captive, intimidating you, and stealing your joy. Adversaries like fear, rejection, comfort, anger, and addiction stake a claim and gain a foothold in your heart.

Praying for our Nation

Pray For Our Nation

As followers of Christ, we are called to be the change agents in today's culture. In this 30-day plan, pray for our communities, states and our nation. Pray that God will transform the hearts of all people and reside in our midst to impact society for His glory and all of our good.