Five Reasons to Read God’s Word This Year

Five Reasons to Read God’s Word This Year

1. It will teach you God’s ways.
    – All God’s ways are good and right (Prov 3:13,17; Rev 15:3)
    – God commands you to walk in his ways (Dt 10:12; Ps 25:8-10)
    – God teaches his ways through his word (Ps 1:1-2; Prov 8:32-35)

2. It will guide you in God’s paths.
    – God’s word shows the right way to go (Prov 16:25; Jer 6:16; Ps 119:105)
    – It shows you the best way to get there (Is 48:17; Prov 3:5-6)
    – It helps you walk close with God all the way (Ps 23:1-3, 32:8)

3. It will strengthen you for your tasks.
    – God’s word equips you (2 Tim 3:16-17; Psalm 18:30-36)
    – God’s word nourishes you (Matthew 4:4; Job 23:12)
    – God’s word gives you wisdom to succeed (Prov 24:3-6; Josh 1:8)

4. It will comfort you in your sorrows.
    – The Scriptures were written for your encouragement (Romans 15:4)
    – The gospel is good news for the poor and brokenhearted (Isaiah 61:1-3)
    – God’s promises preserve your life (Psalm 119:28,49-52)

5. It will protect you from harm.
    – God’s word guards against wrong paths (Proverbs 2:6-12)
    – God’s word helps you fight against temptation (Ps 119:9-11; Eph 6:17)
    – God sanctifies you by the truth of his word (John 17:15-17)

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Five Reasons to Read God’s Word This Year