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5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by Anigreat: 6:34am On May 27, 2018
There is a tremendous power available to us in God’s Word. Do you make use of this power in your life?

1. It contains God’s will for our lives


“What is God’s will for my life?” There is no Bible verse that explicitly tells us what profession to pursue, where to live or whom to marry. But, nonetheless, the Bible’s exhortations, guidelines, commandments and encouragement give us very concrete and infallible insight into God’s will for us in every aspect of life.

2. It is our nourishment


Imagine that you go a day without eating anything. Then a week. And a month. As time goes on, you become weaker and weaker. Our bodies need nourishment to live. And it’s the same in our spiritual lives.
It is through our spirit we can have contact with God. Our spirit is what will enter eternity and it needs nourishment to be alive and awake to the will of God.

Jesus said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God."
Matthew 4:4. He also says, “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing.
The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63.
If we want to gain life and nourishment for our spirit, it is essential that we spend time with God’s Word. God’s Word is a source of life! It contains infinite help and wisdom. And, when it is read and obeyed in a spirit of faith, it leads us to unimaginable spiritual growth.


3. It instructs us in righteousness


"How can a young man cleanse his way?” David asked. “By taking heed according to Your word.” Psalm 119:9.
"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17.

The Bible contains all the instruction that we need to come to a life of true purity and righteousness. It teaches us how we can follow Christ in truth. It contains words and examples from heroes of faith, prophets, apostles, Jesus Christ and God Himself! What better teaching, what better instruction is there for those who want to live a life that is well-pleasing to God our Creator.


4.It contains power to overcome

After we have made the firm decision to serve God wholeheartedly and refrain from sinning against Him, we will still experience temptation in our lives. James says that we are tempted when we are drawn away and enticed by our own lusts and desires. (James 1:14)

It’s clear from Scripture that Satan makes use of these natural lusts and desires. He tries to get us to disobey God’s will, by offering things that appeal to us naturally: honour, riches or self-satisfaction. He even tempted Jesus, trying to get Him to give into egotism, pride and self-seeking.
But, for each temptation Jesus faced, He had a counterattack. And every single counterattack involved God’s Word. “Jesus said to him, ‘It is written again, “You shall not tempt the Lord your God.”’” And further, He says, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’” Matthew 4:1-11.

Do you also have a counterattack for every temptation that you face in life? Do you fill yourself with God’s Holy Word? Paul writes, “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God …” Ephesians 6:17. The Bible, God’s Word, is a weapon. It is a sword that gives us power and authority to overcome in the midst of temptation. Why not pick up this sword today.



5.It is full of God’s promises

And finally, not least of all, the Bible is full of extraordinary promises. It speaks of the all things that belong to the God-fearing!

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” Revelation 2:7.


There are an almost infinite number of promises made to those who live according to God’s will. Are you livingly interested in these precious promises? Do you want to see what God does, and will do, for those who live according to His will? Then, by all means, pick up your Bible! It will tell you of all the promises that can be yours, both in this life and in eternity, if you do the will of God.

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Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by myettiallah: 6:56am On May 27, 2018
nice points

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Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by Tnicemario(m): 6:56am On May 27, 2018
Preach On

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Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by Bsingle(m): 6:56am On May 27, 2018
Ok.
Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by Katier00(f): 7:00am On May 27, 2018
The bible is a food to the soul, the undiluted word of God, your companion in times of trouble and your guide through out your journey on earth. Read and you will never lack wisdom

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Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by wittyt98(m): 7:01am On May 27, 2018
5 reasons why I dont read the Bible


(1) it's so full of contradictions grin makes me wonder if Gods the confused one or the humans who made it up grin

GE 1:3-5 On the first day, God created light, then separated light and darkness.
GE 1:14-19 The sun (which separates night and day) wasn't created until the fourth day.

GE 1:11-12 , 26-27 Trees were created before man was created.
GE 2:4-9 Man was created before trees were created.

GE 1:20-21 , 26-27 Birds were created before man was created.
GE 2:7 , 19 Man was created before birds were created.

(2) it's so fictional and weird grin
talking snake, four headed monster, born of a virgin mother, isreal God's favorite country etc grin grin

(3) makes me feel stupid tbh grin

take how animals got their stripes as example. common sense or logic proves over a long period of time, animals develop small changes in their colouring due to The distribution of the pigment particles in their system, climate conditions around where the animals live and so on. but the Bible in Genesis 30:37-39 says When the sheep mated in front of the rod, they gave birth to young that were streaked or speckled or spotted lol isn't that dumb and funny? grin grin

(4) it's not a holy book but a history book written by man. yes!! to think God has a particular book he honors the most out of thousands of holy books (Qur'an, Torah etc) around the world is just so funny grin grin

(5) I don't need the Bible to be spiritual, appreciate God and the gift of life and to be a good, honest human being.

I'm not here to tackle anyone or trash anyone's belief. i only stated my observations about the Bible. grin

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Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by MhizzAJ(f): 7:03am On May 27, 2018
I haven't read my Bible in the last two weeks
I can't remember when i attended a church service
Oh Lord i need your help
Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by poseidon7: 7:04am On May 27, 2018
OP: "5 unbelievably good reasons to read your bible"

OP: *takes all the reason from the said bible to back it up*

because we are in primary school huh?

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Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by Spells(m): 7:08am On May 27, 2018
MhizzAJ:
I haven't read my Bible in the last two weeks
I can't remember when i attended a church service
Oh Lord i need your help
you're not alone on this one
Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by queenDD(f): 7:09am On May 27, 2018
Nice points, may God help us.
Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by Supreme01(m): 7:11am On May 27, 2018
The truth is, no body reads the bible consistently and will not encounter the supernatural power of Gods love.Your live begins to align with Gods purpose for your ife.
Not every one has the grace to study the bible. They prevere reading novels but neglet to feed the spirit which is the back bone for growth. Thus if you grow spiritually other aspect of your live grows definately.
*Keep on praying to God for grace to study is word. And ask Holy Spirit for understanding.

Am a living testimony.

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Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by Deckline(m): 7:21am On May 27, 2018
MhizzAJ:
I haven't read my Bible in the last two weeks
I can't remember when i attended a church service
Oh Lord i need your help
embarassed but you log on to nairaland everyday embarassed You really need help o and you need it now.

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Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by Supreme01(m): 7:28am On May 27, 2018
Deckline:

embarassed but you log on to nairaland everyday embarassed You really need help o and you need it now.

Nooooo....dont judge him alot of people r victims of it. Help in prayers.
Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by Deckline(m): 7:29am On May 27, 2018
Supreme01:


Nooooo....dont judge him alot of people r victims of it. Help in prayers.
So, you are a victim too?!! I'm not judging anyone.
Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by ekibs11(m): 7:31am On May 27, 2018
MhizzAJ:
I haven't read my Bible in the last two weeks
I can't remember when i attended a church service
Oh Lord i need your help
thought I was the only one
Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by Ehismelvin1(m): 7:32am On May 27, 2018
This word of GOD is life.

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Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by Speedo17(m): 7:53am On May 27, 2018
Copied!
Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by GRACEGLORY: 7:57am On May 27, 2018
Reason why it's kinda difficult to study the scripts is cos the enemy knows therein lies power, and he'd do all he can to keep you away from it.
When you have the knowledge of how things works according to the scripts, you don't have problems in life.
If you have the right formula to a mathematical problem, all you need do, is apply it, and once applied, that's all... the storm seizes.
Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by Nobody: 8:21am On May 27, 2018
wittyt98:
5 reasons why I dont read the Bible


(1) it's so full of contradictions grin makes me wonder if Gods the confused one or the humans who made it up grin

GE 1:3-5 On the first day, God created light, then separated light and darkness.
GE 1:14-19 The sun (which separates night and day) wasn't created until the fourth day.

GE 1:11-12 , 26-27 Trees were created before man was created.
GE 2:4-9 Man was created before trees were created.

GE 1:20-21 , 26-27 Birds were created before man was created.
GE 2:7 , 19 Man was created before birds were created.

(2) it's so fictional and weird grin
talking snake, four headed monster, born of a virgin mother, isreal God's favorite country etc grin grin

(3) makes me feel stupid tbh grin

take how animals got their stripes as example. common sense or logic proves over a long period of time, animals develop small changes in their colouring due to The distribution of the pigment particles in their system, climate conditions around where the animals live and so on. but the Bible in Genesis 30:37-39 says When the sheep mated in front of the rod, they gave birth to young that were streaked or speckled or spotted lol isn't that dumb and funny? grin grin

(4) it's not a holy book but a history book written by man. yes!! to think God has a particular book he honors the most out of thousands of holy books (Qur'an, Torah etc) around the world is just so funny grin grin

(5) I don't need the Bible to be spiritual, appreciate God and the gift of life and to be a good, honest human being.

I'm not here to tackle anyone or trash anyone's belief. i only stated my observations about the Bible. grin

grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by MhizzAJ(f): 8:56am On May 27, 2018
Deckline:

embarassed but you log on to nairaland everyday embarassed You really need help o and you need it now.

I've not been too active on social media for the past one month too
Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by vioment: 10:39am On May 27, 2018
No undertaking before commenting here. Hmmm. The arab infiltration here is alarming.
Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by doubleportion: 11:38am On May 27, 2018
Anigreat:
There is a tremendous power available to us in God’s Word. Do you make use of this power in your life?

1. It contains God’s will for our lives


“What is God’s will for my life?” There is no Bible verse that explicitly tells us what profession to pursue, where to live or whom to marry. But, nonetheless, the Bible’s exhortations, guidelines, commandments and encouragement give us very concrete and infallible insight into God’s will for us in every aspect of life.

2. It is our nourishment


Imagine that you go a day without eating anything. Then a week. And a month. As time goes on, you become weaker and weaker. Our bodies need nourishment to live. And it’s the same in our spiritual lives.
It is through our spirit we can have contact with God. Our spirit is what will enter eternity and it needs nourishment to be alive and awake to the will of God.

Jesus said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God."
Matthew 4:4. He also says, “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing.
The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63.
If we want to gain life and nourishment for our spirit, it is essential that we spend time with God’s Word. God’s Word is a source of life! It contains infinite help and wisdom. And, when it is read and obeyed in a spirit of faith, it leads us to unimaginable spiritual growth.


3. It instructs us in righteousness


"How can a young man cleanse his way?” David asked. “By taking heed according to Your word.” Psalm 119:9.
"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17.

The Bible contains all the instruction that we need to come to a life of true purity and righteousness. It teaches us how we can follow Christ in truth. It contains words and examples from heroes of faith, prophets, apostles, Jesus Christ and God Himself! What better teaching, what better instruction is there for those who want to live a life that is well-pleasing to God our Creator.


4.It contains power to overcome

After we have made the firm decision to serve God wholeheartedly and refrain from sinning against Him, we will still experience temptation in our lives. James says that we are tempted when we are drawn away and enticed by our own lusts and desires. (James 1:14)

It’s clear from Scripture that Satan makes use of these natural lusts and desires. He tries to get us to disobey God’s will, by offering things that appeal to us naturally: honour, riches or self-satisfaction. He even tempted Jesus, trying to get Him to give into egotism, pride and self-seeking.
But, for each temptation Jesus faced, He had a counterattack. And every single counterattack involved God’s Word. “Jesus said to him, ‘It is written again, “You shall not tempt the Lord your God.”’” And further, He says, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’” Matthew 4:1-11.

Do you also have a counterattack for every temptation that you face in life? Do you fill yourself with God’s Holy Word? Paul writes, “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God …” Ephesians 6:17. The Bible, God’s Word, is a weapon. It is a sword that gives us power and authority to overcome in the midst of temptation. Why not pick up this sword today.



5.It is full of God’s promises

And finally, not least of all, the Bible is full of extraordinary promises. It speaks of the all things that belong to the God-fearing!

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” Revelation 2:7.


There are an almost infinite number of promises made to those who live according to God’s will. Are you livingly interested in these precious promises? Do you want to see what God does, and will do, for those who live according to His will? Then, by all means, pick up your Bible! It will tell you of all the promises that can be yours, both in this life and in eternity, if you do the will of God.




Jesus said holy spirit wile put us in remembrace every thing he had said, if this is the only reason why we need to read the bible is enough. I had benefitted from this time without number apart from the revelation power of the words.
Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by sprints1: 12:08pm On May 27, 2018
wittyt98:
5 reasons why I dont read the Bible


(1) it's so full of contradictions grin makes me wonder if Gods the confused one or the humans who made it up grin

GE 1:3-5 On the first day, God created light, then separated light and darkness.
GE 1:14-19 The sun (which separates night and day) wasn't created until the fourth day.

GE 1:11-12 , 26-27 Trees were created before man was created.
GE 2:4-9 Man was created before trees were created.

GE 1:20-21 , 26-27 Birds were created before man was created.
GE 2:7 , 19 Man was created before birds were created.

(2) it's so fictional and weird grin
talking snake, four headed monster, born of a virgin mother, isreal God's favorite country etc grin grin

(3) makes me feel stupid tbh grin

take how animals got their stripes as example. common sense or logic proves over a long period of time, animals develop small changes in their colouring due to The distribution of the pigment particles in their system, climate conditions around where the animals live and so on. but the Bible in Genesis 30:37-39 says When the sheep mated in front of the rod, they gave birth to young that were streaked or speckled or spotted lol isn't that dumb and funny? grin grin

(4) it's not a holy book but a history book written by man. yes!! to think God has a particular book he honors the most out of thousands of holy books (Qur'an, Torah etc) around the world is just so funny grin grin

(5) I don't need the Bible to be spiritual, appreciate God and the gift of life and to be a good, honest human being.

I'm not here to tackle anyone or trash anyone's belief. i only stated my observations about the Bible. grin
the sun is actually God...kill the sun and whole earth dies...where will the energy come from..sun actually controls the solar system... well don't bring in water , air and fire cuz they are of earth sun is not...

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Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by Afobear: 1:33pm On May 27, 2018
Bleep you ,your Bible and your God ....I will use the Bible to clean cum
Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by jojokelechi(m): 1:35pm On May 27, 2018
You need a composure?... then U need the bible
Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by Yankiss(m): 4:25pm On May 27, 2018
wittyt98:
5 reasons why I dont read the Bible


(1) it's so full of contradictions grin makes me wonder if Gods the confused one or the humans who made it up grin

GE 1:3-5 On the first day, God created light, then separated light and darkness.
GE 1:14-19 The sun (which separates night and day) wasn't created until the fourth day.

GE 1:11-12 , 26-27 Trees were created before man was created.
GE 2:4-9 Man was created before trees were created.

GE 1:20-21 , 26-27 Birds were created before man was created.
GE 2:7 , 19 Man was created before birds were created.

(2) it's so fictional and weird grin
talking snake, four headed monster, born of a virgin mother, isreal God's favorite country etc grin grin

(3) makes me feel stupid tbh grin

take how animals got their stripes as example. common sense or logic proves over a long period of time, animals develop small changes in their colouring due to The distribution of the pigment particles in their system, climate conditions around where the animals live and so on. but the Bible in Genesis 30:37-39 says When the sheep mated in front of the rod, they gave birth to young that were streaked or speckled or spotted lol isn't that dumb and funny? grin grin

(4) it's not a holy book but a history book written by man. yes!! to think God has a particular book he honors the most out of thousands of holy books (Qur'an, Torah etc) around the world is just so funny grin grin

(5) I don't need the Bible to be spiritual, appreciate God and the gift of life and to be a good, honest human being.

I'm not here to tackle anyone or trash anyone's belief. i only stated my observations about the Bible. grin

You are talking from your limited spiritual perspective. The bible is holy and from God. You need divine insight to read and understand the bible. Pray and ask God, He will open your mind to the true connotations of the many parables, allegories, and other advanced literary techniques ingrained in the bible. A history book is not prophetic. The bible predicted future occurrences in a great number of times. Most recent is the current move to relocate the capital of Israel to Jerusalem. In the bible, God said through the prophet Isaiah that Babylon will fall into utter desolation. The place is still in ruin till today. The old and new testaments weren't written the same day, yet they corroborate each other. Ask God for divine insight to read and harvest the wonderful treasures in the bible.

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Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by wittyt98(m): 5:30pm On May 27, 2018
Yankiss:


You are talking from your limited spiritual perspective. The bible is holy and from God. You need divine insight to read and understand the bible. Pray and ask God, He will open your mind to the true connotations of the many parables, allegories, and other advanced literary techniques ingrained in the bible. A history book is not prophetic. The bible predicted future occurrences in a great number of times. Most recent is the current move to relocate the capital of Israel to Jerusalem. In the bible, God said through the prophet Isaiah that Babylon will fall into utter desolation. The place is still in ruin till today. The old and new testaments weren't written the same day, yet they corroborate each other. Ask God for divine insight to read and harvest the wonderful treasures in the bible.
lol . No thanks I respect the Bible but I reject mental slavery and stupidity. have a lovely day grin
Re: 5 Unbelievably Good Reasons To Read Your Bible by Oluwasaeon(m): 8:28pm On Jun 09, 2018
MhizzAJ:
I haven't read my Bible in the last two weeks
I can't remember when i attended a church service
Oh Lord i need your help
I know you've been thinking a lot about me. You're forgiven

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