Thursday, December 31, 2009

Reading the Bible

It is that time of year again when we begin to look ahead at goals for the coming year. Scripture reading should naturally be part of this. Crossway offers 10 different plans for reading through the Bible in one year. Check them out here.

Why should a believer invest time reading the Bible? The Bible itself provides answers to that question:

  • The Bible is the means through which one finds salvation. See Ps. 19:7; Jn. 5:39; Rom. 10:17; 2 Tim. 3:15; 1 Pt. 1:23.
  • The Bible forms the material from which we are to have a “ready answer.” 1Pt. 3:15
  • The Bible is the means of our growth in grace. 1 Pt. 2:2
  • The Bible equips us for the ministry to which we have been called. 2 Tim. 3:16
  • The Bible is a means for our sanctification and walk in holiness. Ps. 119:11; cf. Heb. 5:11-14

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