Taken from The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian.
10 Good Reasons to Read God’s Word:
- To know where you are going.
- To have Wisdom.
- To find success.
- To live in Purity.
- To obey God.
- To have joy.
- To grow in faith.
- To find deliverance.
- To have peace
- To distinguish good from evil
If those aren’t convincing enough for you, try this one:
John 5:25 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live. (KJV)
Now that’s enough for me! If you’re feeling uninspired, unmotivated or if you just don’t know what you’re feeling, get in God’s Word and work it out. God will give you the very thing that you need, even when you didn’t know that you needed it! He’s amazing like that.
The scriptures speak of hearing God’s word for belief. God wants us to study Him and His ways. He wants us to be sure of His promises to us so that we can walk in confidence and teach the next generation that is coming after us.
Most importantly God’s Word tells me that the hour is coming when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.
Study His word, Get to know God and Become Familiar with Him. His Word is His personal Invitation to you. His Invitation for salvation, His Invitation for love and His Invitation to create a new you! Will you accept it?
My prayer: Father, we all fall short of your Glory but thank you for never leaving us to ourselves. Thank you for not turning your face from us and thank you so much for your unfailing love. We appreciate the opportunity to study your word for knowledge and understanding of you and your ways. We thank you for your Son Jesus and for everlasting life. In Jesus Name. Amen.