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8 Blessings of Studying Your Bible

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Between the “already” of your conversion and the “not yet” of your final home going, few things are more important in the Christian life than a practical and functional level of biblical literacy. One of the Father’s most important gifts to his children in the here and now is the gift of his Word. Without studying your Bible you simply won’t be what God has called you to be and consistently do what God has commanded you to do. Studying your Bible gives the ability to draw wisdom and insight out of the pages of his amazing Book.

But I have a confession to make. It’s embarrassing and humbling, but I’m willing to make it publicly: I’m not always excited about reading and studying the Bible. I know I’m not alone. For distracted sinners like us, studying the Bible can sometimes feel burdensome, difficult, confusing and unexciting.

So today, in an effort to remind myself and you to persevere, I want to consider eight life-giving and heart-changing blessings that only ever come from studying your Bible. Then, I want to recommend an unbelievable resource that will open the door to a brand-new way of studying your Bible.

8 Blessings of Studying Your Bible

1. God Consciousness

Beginning with the first four words of the Bible—“In the beginning, God…”—the existence, character and plan of God are splashed across every single page of Scripture. And since we’re created for him, made to love and serve him, designed to walk in close communion with him, and called to do all that we think, say and do in reference to him, there are few things more important to us than Scripture, because that’s where we find God.

Regular study of the Bible causes everything in your life and mine to be driven by God-consciousness, and consistent study of the Word of God rescues us from a God-amnesia that’s a constant danger to every sinner. Without actively digging into the pages of Scripture, we’re at risk of forgetting, at a practical level, that God exists.

2. Self-Awareness

Second only to a life-shaping knowledge of God is a heart-humbling knowledge of self. But since sin is deceitful, we all must abandon the notion that no one knows us better than we know ourselves. As long as sin remains, there will be pockets of spiritual blindness in all of us.

Knowing the blinding power of sin, God blessed us with the mirror that is his Word (James 1:22-25). Looking into it intently will give you an accurate knowledge of yourself and a clear picture of the depth of your need for the grace not only of the Word of God, but of the God of the Word.