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Five benefits of daily Bible reading

Acts 17:10-15 finds the Apostle Paul in a small town called Berea. There he finds a group of faithful men who listened to what he had to say, then examined the Scriptures daily to see if what he was saying lined up with God's word. Ever since, the idea of being a good Berean has implied, being a person who searched the Scriptures daily. There are many benefits of daily Bible reading, here is a brief few.

1. INSIGHT - having the capacity to discern the true nature of a thing. The Bible give us the capacity to discern the true nature of God. In it's pages we can discover what God is like, His nature, character and attributes. It is important to discover who He is not just what He has done.


2. PERSPECTIVE - defined as the relationship of different aspects of a subject to eachother. The Bible helps us to see how different aspects of our lives relate to one another. For example, the loss of a job may be difficult and make us worry about the future. The Bible however, gives us perspective on the situation, it helps us to realize that God is sovereign, He loves us, and wants what is best for us, therefore our perspective on the situation changes. We can now have peace in a difficult situation because we know we can trust God to provide for us in our time of need.


3. WISDOM - Understanding of what is true, right and lasting. The Bible helps us understand what is true about God and ourselves, what the right decision is when we are faced with many choices, and to know what is most valuable and lasting in life, mainly our relationship with God (Proverbs 9:10) says, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."


4. CONVICTION - to bring attention to an unlawful act, or to hold a strong and fixed belief. God's word does both, it makes us aware of our unlawful, sinful acts and compels us to repent, and also establishes in us a fixed set of beliefs that govern our lives in obedience to God.


5. JOY - A source or object of pleasure or satisfaction. The Word of God leads us to the ultimate source of pleasure and satisfaction, which is God. Nothing else in this world can bring the joy that can be found in knowing God the Creator. Mankind is far to easily satisfied with the temporary pleasure of drugs, alcohol, sex or fame. The only true lasting joy is found in a relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The chief end of man is to glorify God, by enjoying Him forever.