Why Read the Bible?

Here are nine biblical reasons why we need to read the Bible:

  • To know the truth;
  • To know God in a personal relationship;
  • To live well for God in this world;
  • To experience God’s freedom, grace, peace, and hope;
  • Because it gives us joy;
  • To grow spiritually;
  • To minister to other Christ-followers and to those who have yet to respond to the Gospel;
  • To guard ourselves from sin and error
  • To be built up as a Christian community

Read the whole thing (with Bible references!): Why Read the Bible? — George H. Guthrie.