Why should you spend more time in God’s Word? Have you ever wondered why you should spend more time in God’s Word? Here are 3 really big reasons why.
God’s Word being His Word should be enough reason to spend more time studying it. Here are a few more really big reasons why you should study His Word.
- If God thinks His Word is important, so should you. God has placed a high value on His Word. In Psalm 119, we read how great a value God and others have placed on His Word. All but 3 verses from this Psalm are dedicated to the value and importance of His Word. According to John 17:17, His Word contains His truth to mankind and is used to set us apart. Although many people don’t believe in absolute truth, God’s Word is the way people who follow Him are able to dis- cern and know absolute truth. Psalm 119:105 tells us that God’s Word provides direction and wisdom for those who would follow God’s plan. Jesus declares that God’s Word will remain even after everything else vanishes (Matthew 24:35). Peter also declares that God’s Word will remain forever (1 Peter 1:25).
- If you want to know what God has to say about life, the Bible is the best place to start. The scriptures provide a wealth of information, knowledge and wisdom about life. When we really study the Word and spend time in it, we get a much clearer picture of all that God wants for our lives. God’s Word provides help with temptation (Psalm 119:11, Psalm 119:33, 1 Corinthians 10:13); gives us guidance (Psalm 119:105) and gives us correction, reproof, and confirmation (Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16). His Word is written documentation of how God has spoken. If you think you’re hearing from God, double check what you’re hearing with what is in His written Word. Although God can speak in different ways, His message is never going to be contrary to something already written in His Word!
- If you want to see people saved, it will only happen through God’s Spirit using God’s Word. Jesus tells us that His Word is life (John 5:24, John 6:63) and that everlasting life is only found in His words. Paul reiterates that it is only through hearing God’s Word that people become saved (Romans 10:14-17). Peter likewise states that people are “born again…through the word of God, which lives forever…” (1 Peter 1:23).
The Bible was given to us that we may know God and His plan for Mankind. God has chosen to reveal much of who He is through His written Word. For those who desire to invest in something that is vitally important, highly influential and deeply impacting, God’s Word is the place to start and remain.
“God is here and He is speaking–these truths are the back of all other truths; without them there could be no revelation at all. God did not write a book and send it by messenger to be read at a distance by unaided minds. He spoke a book and lives in spoken words, constantly speaking His words and causing the power of them to persist across the years.”A.W. Tozer