Why should I be interested in reading the Bible?
Why should I be interested in reading the Bible? It's a good question! Of course, the Bible can be confusing at first sight and seem a bit overwhelming. People can feel uncomfortable, especially when bringing about a change (change of goal, habit, heart), they may not be ready or even willing to cope – at least not today today.
10. Because the Bible is the best-selling and most referenced book of all time.
So why read it?
Before we go into "why," what does the Bible say about itself?
- Hebrews 4: 12 said, "For the word of God is alive and active, sharper than a two-edged sword. . . discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (ESV).
- Psalm 119: 105 says: "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light on my way" (ESV).
- 2 Timothy 3: 16 says: "All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for convincing, for correcting, and for training in righteousness" (ESV).
If that's not enough, here are 10 additional reasons why you should be interested in the Bible:
Despite its repugnance over the centuries, the Bible – its preservation for hundreds of years, its astonishing unity from beginning to end, its ability to change lives from the inside out – is remained the world number one. What testimony amazing of the enduring truth of Scripture!
Isaiah 40: 8 says: “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever” (NIV).