Has there been a time in your life where you neglected to read the Bible daily? For a good part of my twenties, I only opened my Bible when I needed an answer to something I felt I could not figure out on my own. See that? I relied on my understanding initially and wondered what Jesus would do secondarily. That is no way for a follower of Christ to live.

A follower should constantly be seeking out God’s will.

Do you agree?

Let me give you four reasons why it is imperative to read the Bible daily.

Reason number one…

The Bible is Our Daily Spiritual Nourishment

Humans need food and water to survive and prosper. The same goes for a follower of Christ. Spiritually we need nourishment for different things. Two things that come to my mind are to fight spiritual attacks and second to prosper as a disciple in the kingdom of God.

There are several other reasons that we need nourishment. I invite you to think of your own reasons and write them down.

Matthew 4:4 AMP says,

But Jesus replied, “It is written and forever remains written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes out of the mouth of God.’”

Next Reason,

The Bible teaches us who God is

The phrase, “Who wouldn’t want to know a God like this?!” is absolutely true. Our God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is awesome! God is multifaceted. There is so much to learn about Him. I guarantee that not one of us will learn everything about God in our lifetime.

Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV says,

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,

John 14:6 ESV says,

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Revelation 22:13 ESV says,

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”


The Bible teaches us the truth

The Word is one of the ways that God speaks to us. It holds all truth and the promises of God toward us. God’s Word teaches us.

2 Timothy 3:16 NLT says,

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV says,

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.


The Bible shows God’s love for us

Honestly, self-love is such a struggle for many, but we find some clarity about how much God loves us in His Word.

John 3:16 ESV says,

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 5:8 ESV says,

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Wrap Up

These are just a few reasons why daily bible reading time is important. I encourage you my sisters, to commit as much time to read the Bible as possible. If you find yourself short on time, I have two ideas for you.

  1. Prioritize your time in God’s Word to the top of your list of things to do.
  2. If you find time to be an issue, consider using the Bible app or another resource to listen to God’s Word. You can do this while getting ready for your day, doing chores, or commuting to work.

Before you go, do you need prayer? If you feel led to, submit your prayer request here.

Grab my free S.O.A.P. Method Bible Study Guide to assist you in your Bible reading time!


Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.
Romans 8:5-6

many blessings


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