You hear about it all the time, but might have wondered “Why do I need to read the bible?”
Maybe you’ve already heard the gospel and asked Jesus to forgive your sins, so why do you need to read about it…
The truth is, once God opens your eyes to His truth and you realize the amazing gift He’s given you and the horrible path you’ve been spared from (eternity in hell), your natural response should be to want to be with Him, to know Him and to worship Him!
We’re evil by nature (“The heart of man is wicked and deceitful above all else. Who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9) and absolutely need God’s word to know what is right and the Holy spirit to do what is right. (“Your word I have hidden in my heart so that I might not sin against you” Psalm 119:11)
Being with Him (in prayer and in His word) is the only way we can produce good fruit in our lives. (“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5)
Make the commitment, no matter how small you start, to be in His word and prayer every day!