3 Reasons to Pick your Bible Up and Start Reading it Today

January is the celebration of the National Bible Month. President Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation No. 124 in January 5, 2017, declaring the month of January as the National Bible Month.

3 Reasons to Pick your Bible Up and Start Reading it Today

It aims to celebrate the significant role of the Bible in national transformation. According to Philippine Bible Society, “Celebrating the Bible reminds the Filipino people of the primacy of God’s Word over their lives and decisions.”

So as this new year starts, why not make a bold decision like committing to read the Word of God throughout the year?

Here are 3 reasons why you should pick your Bible up and start reading it today:

  1. Reading the Bible reveals who God truly is

Mean people and bad experiences can give you a wrong view of God. But, the Bible will reveal the truth about His character. As some of these verses say, God is love (1 John 4:8), holy (Isaiah 6:3), and just (Psalm 25:8). He is ever faithful (2 Timothy 2:13), merciful (Titus 3:5), and constant (Hebrews 13:8).

  1. Reading the Bible helps you find your purpose in life

The Word of God contains the answer to your true identity, your purpose, and your passion. It says in Psalm 16:11 “You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.”

  1. Reading the Bible helps you discover God’s promises

The Scripture is filled with God’s abundant promises. He promises to prosper you, give you a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). He is the God who keeps and fulfills whatever He has spoken (Philippians 1:6), and every good and perfect gift comes from Him (James 1:17).

Seeking God’s Word does not have to start and end with this celebration. As it is written in Matthew 6:33 (NKJV), “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

If you want 2019 to be memorable and make it your best year thus far, the wisest thing to do is to always read the Word of God.

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  • Leila

    How to read the bible?

    • Hi Leila, thank you for asking. For beginners choose a bible version that’s understandable and easy to read. You may start reading the Gospel of John. After reading John, move on to the other gospels – Matthew, Mark or Luke. You may start reading the bible at least 5 to 10 minutes everyday and chose a time and place that’s convenient for you. Remember, pause and pray before you open your Bible and ask God to speak to you. When a verse resonates with you, stop and write it down. Lastly, discover the application. How do the verses you are studying apply to your daily life? What did you learn about God or Jesus? What questions did it raise? The Bible is not simply a book to be read. We are called to study it and allow it to influence our lives. To know more about the word of God. Feel free to contact our 24/7 prayer center at 737-0700. May the Lord fill your hearts with peace, faith, hope and joy. In Jesus name. Amen!

  • Analiza Padilla

    Thanks for sharing,my prayer request po good health for my love ones and my financial situation and my house po Sana ipagkaloob mo nlng po sa Amin Lord god.thank you po

    • You’re very much welcome, Analiza. To God be the glory! Asahan mo rin na kaisa mo kami sa pananampalataya at panalanging ito. Asahan natin ang Diyos sa Kanyang matapat na tugon. We declare favor, good health, protection, peace and provisions upon you and to your family. In Jesus name. Amen! Tawag ka rin sa 737-0700 anytime ang aming prayer counselor ay nakaantabay para maipanalangin ka personally. God bless you!

  • Janette

    Please oh Lord God heal my mother Eulali A. Duran and my grandson Jacob give them a healthy body and also my daughter hope she got the job as a Junior Credit Advisor thank u Lord God Pkease give. Her a guidance oh Lord…@ specially me and my partner Nemesio S. Sepillo have abundant relationship as i wish too having an Little Baby Angel as well if God’s Will… Thank u so much Oh Jesus Christ… Thank You is not enough to say but u always there for me I love You Jesus…??? In The Name of Christ Jesus Amen???

    • Faith and prayers with you, Janette. Prayer can heal and restore people. Prayer makes a difference. Prayer affects change. James 5:16 says, Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. Whatever you need or concerns, make your requests known to God. Come to Him with the faith of a child. Pray earnestly and continually and watch His power work on your behalf! Nothing is impossible with God. Please call our Prayer Center hotline number: 737-0700 anytime. God bless you!

  • Shane Valdez

    pla pray for me to start reading again my bible.

    • It is our prayer, Shane that God would bless you with full wisdom and understanding as you read His words and may the Holy Spirit continue to guide studying God’s word in Jesus Name. Please call our 24/7 Prayer Center hotline No.: 737-0700. God bless you more, Shane.

  • Praise God. It reminds me of my plan this year 2019. God Bless.

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