6 Benefits of Reading the Bible Daily

For some reason, the Bible has become less and less important in the daily lives of believers. This seems especially true of believers in the Western world. While many parts of the world are desperate to get their hands on the Word of God, Western believers have easy access to the Word and yet many are neglecting the daily discipline of reading the Bible. Why is this?

One reason we may be less inclined to regularly feed on the Word is because we have forgotten the benefits this daily discipline affords us. For those of us who have forgotten these benefits, here are 6 benefits the Word promises we will receive:

  1. It gives you the power to overcome sin.
    Psalm 119:11 says, “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”
    Have you ever felt like the apostle Paul in Romans 7 who cried out “why do I do the things I know not to do, and the things I know I should do, I don’t.” I know I have. And in those times, it is easy to resort to prayer for an answer. Yet the Psalmist proclaims that the way to overcome sin, is to get the Word into our hearts.
  2. It gives you direction and clarity for your future.
    Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
    Again, when I am searching for the right answer or for direction in my life, it is easy to fall back on prayer. While praying is never wrong, again the Psalmist says that the Word is the right tool when needing direction or an answer. And it’s true! Many times I have been stumped with what to do or where to go, and I will read something in the Word that will give the answer to the questions I am asking. That is why I have made it a habit of reading a chapter in Proverbs every day. There is too many answers in that book alone to ignore!
  3. It is your weapon against temptation.
    Matthew 4:3-4 says, The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
    Jesus used the Word as His weapon to fend off the devil’s temptations. He had the Word memorized and unleashed the right verse that would counter the specific lie the enemy was trying to sell Him. This is how we should overcome the temptations we regularly face. Again, it comes to depositing the Word into our hearts and memorizing the Word in our minds.
  4. It will bring you freedom from hurts, habits, and hang-ups.
    John 8:31-32 says, So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
    The key word in this verse is “continue.” Jesus said if we continue in His Word. That means regularly feeding on it, not just reading it once. If we continue in His Word we will transform our thinking to His thinking and this will bring the truth that will set us free from whatever bondage we are facing.
  5. It will lead you to prosperity and success.
    Joshua 1:8 says, “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.”
    God promised Joshua success and prosperity if he would continue in His Word, meditating and memorizing and speaking it regularly. I’ve found this to be true. God’s systems, as revealed in the Word, don’t always make sense in the natural, but for some reason they always lead to good things. When we begin to see as God sees we will do as God does, and this can only lead to prosperity and success.
  6. It will lead you to salvation and show you how to live God’s way.
    2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.”
    The Bible will show you the way to eternal salvation and to living a righteous life, which simply means a life that is right standing with God. You will find your destiny here and will become eligible for all of the above benefits.

I would encourage everyone to make a daily habit of reading and studying God’s Word. If you don’t have a Bible, you can order one here. Don’t hesitate, start today! And watch what God will do in your life.

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  1. Proverbs 2:1-5

    1 My son, if you accept my words
    and store up my commands within you,
    2 turning your ear to wisdom
    and applying your heart to understanding—
    3 indeed, if you call out for insight
    and cry aloud for understanding,
    4 and if you look for it as for silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasure,
    5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God.

    Proverbs 3:1-2

    1 My son, do not forget my teaching,
    but keep my commands in your heart,
    2 for they will prolong your life many years
    and bring you peace and prosperity.

    Proverbs 7:1-5

    1 My son, keep my words
    and store up my commands within you.
    2 Keep my commands and you will live;
    guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.
    3 Bind them on your fingers;
    write them on the tablet of your heart.
    4 Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”
    and to insight, “You are my relative.”
    5 They will keep you from the adulterous woman,
    from the wayward woman with her seductive words.

    Proverbs 22:17-21

    17 Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise;
    apply your heart to what I teach,
    18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart
    and have all of them ready on your lips.
    19 So that your trust may be in the Lord,
    I teach you today, even you.
    20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you,
    sayings of counsel and knowledge,
    21 teaching you to be honest and to speak the truth,
    so that you bring back truthful reports
    to those you serve?

    I love these verses!

    I thank you so much Kelly for getting me started Proverbs 7.5 years ago at Bootcamp.
    I pray God will continue to bless your ministry.

  2. It also helps you delude yourself into believing in the logical equivalent of a unicorn.
    Have you seen him with your own eyes?
    Have you touched him with your own hands?
    Have you heard him with you own ears?

    • You may not see God but you can see Him in the things He made all around us. Just think about your body…it’s too incredibly and wonderfully made. It takes an amazing intelligence…god-much intelligence to make something like our bodies and our minds and the rest of world!!!

  3. Reading the word reveals the Creator of the Universe and reading the word opens up your understanding of who you are in God in Christ even if you are nothing in this world to GOD you are important and this gives you purpose, direction and dignity because you are somebody, no longer are you a no count you get a sense of purpose. For me as you spend time in the Word your opinion of what is important changes you no longer accept all the trash your work mates propound as truth like booze women sex drunken weekends are no longer fun, because you start to know what real truth is this gives you a firm anchor to guide your life,

  4. Thank u, I always read the bible each an every time, everyday, at work when not busy, at home, it has become my time to time bread, it also keeps me closer to my God, its a weapon I use when circumstances and problems come, I use to refer to the word of God and deny every problem coming my way, it works! Ephesians 6v10,11,13,14 & 15 “Finally be strong n the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 “Put on the full armor of God i.e (knowledge of the word of God) so that you can take a stand on the devils schemes.( you are going to quote the word of God against your problems) 13. Continues to say ” Put on the full armor of God, ( be filled with word of God) so that when the day of evil comes you may be able to stand your ground, (you will be able to fight evil, quoting the word of God against it) after you have done everything to stand. Stand firm, ( after fighting the devil with the word of God don’t be moved by anything, don’t help God by seeking another help, other than meditating the word of God) buckled yourself with the belt of truth around your waist, (stay in truth) with the breastplate of righteousness in place,( work for holiness, purify yourself in doing what is good in the eyes of the Lord, don’t fall into sin.,j) 15. And with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. ( feet are meant to walk, as you walk along everywhere you go, at work, neighbours etc spread the gospel of peace to all people, testify about the gospel of peace, people are going to take it because of verse 14 applied in your life.

    Thank you
    Nombi Tryphina

  5. Thank you very much for this message, I am going to be reading my bible every day. please I would like to order for bible because i don’t have.

  6. I believe that reading the Bible one hour a day is healing to the body. You can have perfect health if you read the Bible one hour a day!!!!

  7. In times of trouble or great adversity Gods word is our strength and hope. For light causes darkness to flee.

  8. I appreciate this information about the benefits of reading the bible everyday. I like what was said about how the bible can lead you to prosperity and success. It would be a good idea to follow the examples of the ancient prophets. Something to consider would be to set a time each day to read to ensure that your studying gets done.