Why do you read the Bible?

This might seem like a simple question for those of us who are Christians. We might answer that we read the Bible because God commands us to therefore we do it out of obedience.20140801-060907-22147603.jpg

But more than that what perspective do we approach the Bible with? As I was pondering my own walk with God and the difference between why I read the Bible now compared to why I read the Bible 10 years ago I find a changed perspective.

Before I read for knowledge. I read to know what God did in the past, so that I could marvel over what He had done, relying on what He had done in the past to give me faith to carry through eternity. This helped me know the history of what He had done and gave me a guideline for following His laws.

Now as I read what He did in the past it builds an expectancy in what He will do in my life, today and everyday. I read His relationships to people knowing that this is an example of the relationship He wants with me. As I read He reveals to me more of His character, and He grows faith that He is the same, yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) I read so that I may learn the character and working of God so that I may have my eyes open to what He desires to do in my life.

Share your thoughts. Why do you read the Bible? With what perspective do you approach His Word?


About Naomi Fata

My name is Naomi Fata. I'm a wife, mom, work at home mom, writer and coach. I love to encourage others in faith, family and business. When I'm not sewing, writing, or encouraging you might find me buried in a book or jogging on the treadmill. You can follow my journey through facebook, twitter or instagram
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3 Responses to Why do you read the Bible?

  1. boudicabpi says:

    Reblogged this on BPI reblog and commented:
    Why do you read the Bible?

  2. Pingback: Why do you read the Bible? | Blog for Rhinebeck, NY

  3. Michael Snow says:

    “He who hears my words and does them is like a man who built his house upon a rock.” May we all read, do, and build on the rock Chrsit Jesus.

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