If you want to have a principle-driven life, you’ve got to read the Bible.
But when I was a kid, I heard these very words from my old folks. “Don’t read the Bible, you’ll go crazy.”
Perhaps, I’m just hard-headed enough to defy, since the later part of my elementary school years I started reading it for myself.
Instead, the opposite happens. One becomes wiser, deeper in understanding, and stronger in the principles of life–instead of becoming crazy.
Perhaps you have a Bible in your room. Do you? Do you want to read it but not sure of your reasons why?
Here are three important reasons why you should read the Bible.
1. Read to Understand What the Bible Says.
People could be very cautious and meticulous when it comes to knowing their trade to have a living, but they could be sloppy and reckless when it comes to the matters of the soul. Many people even study for years for things they can only use in this life.
What you go to school for is for your livelihood, but what you get from the Scripture is for your life to eternity. Which one do you think matters the most?
Now you don not have to be a theologian to study at a Bible school in order to read it for yourself.
Don’t you know that the Bible was written for ordinary people like you and me? It’s not written for scholars, but for ordinary people.
Take my words for this. The Bible is written by plain people deeply influenced by the Spirit of God in plain language for plain people like you and me.
When you read the Bible to understand it, you will see for yourself it’s message of “faith, hope, and love.”
2. Reflect to Embody Its Message for You.
Have you read a novel? Did it produce something precious in your life?
What about reading the Bible? Well, let us see what it brings out from you.
“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”
If you want to get the most out of the Bible, you have to “meditate” or think deeply about what it says. Above all, you have to apply it.
From what Moses declared to the people of Israel, total success and real prosperity start with meditating on the Word of God. This is a principle-driven success.
Do you want that kind of success and prosperity? Then the next step matters the most.
3. Research to Apply It’s Principles in Your Life.
When you went to school, did you made an effort to do some research, at least to some extent?
Now, we’re you able to apply what you learned and how is it?
The truth is. It does not matter how full your mind is about the Bible, but on how you apply it by heart.
For your whole life’s sake, as well as your eternal destiny’s sake, read the Bible.
There’ you’ll find what it means as your BIBLE–Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.
I guarantee it. You won’t regret.
Glenn Plastina (c) 2017