Why Do We Read The Bible?


There is truth found in the Word of God. In fact God himself is truth. We are flooded with misinformation, or at least questionable information every day. The truth of the Bible is an anchor in a drifting sea. 


Reading the Bible is an act of worship toward God. We were made to worship, so by reading and worshipping, we are living in accordance with our purpose. We worship God when we submit ourselves to his word.

Healing and Life

When we read the text, the truth of the words washes over our hearts and finds the unclean areas.  We are healed and find true life when we allow his word to cleanse us and place us back on the righteous path.

Hope and Joy

There is wonderful hope and Joy in the words of God. We see a picture painted of our inheritance with God in heaven forever and ever. We look forward to that day and yearn for it. We joyfully recount what Jesus did for us and how much he loved us.  We are in awe and full of joy knowing that there is someone who loves us that much.


The words of the Bible are breathed out by God himself and when we read them, we connect with him and his Spirit. It is good to be connected to God and to abide in him.  We can do nothing apart from him.

To Know God

Reading His words to us and His story helps us better understand Him and his character.  In the same way that it is beautiful to spend time with a loved one and get to know them more closely and deeply, it is wonderful to get to know the creator of the universe through his written word to us.


The command to read his word, to know it and meditate on it, dates back to at least the Israelites wandering in the desert when God told them to do the following:
These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart.  Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead.  Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your city gates.”
Deuteronomy 6:6‭-‬9 CSB

Sometimes we don’t want to read the Bible, and yet it is good to trust and obey our father, even when we don’t want to. His way is good, even when we don’t “feel” like it.