As you probably know, I have a podcast. The premise is pretty simple: I want to encourage everyone to read the Bible everyday. And there are benefits of reading God’s Word. Everyday.
There are literally hundreds of verses in the Bible that give the benefits of reading God’s Word. It is as relevant and fresh for our lives today as it was for those hearing it thousands of years ago.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
The verse that, for me, sums up all of its attributes is 2 Timothy 3:16 & 17: “All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
Rebuking is kind of a church-word but you can think of it as scolding. And the word ‘inspired’ is actually translated ‘breathed out.’ All the words in the Bible had their origin in God’s breath. That’s an incredible thing!
By not daily engaging in His Word, we are dismissing Him in a most profound way. But when we do engage, it makes us whole and equips us for good.
Finally, I want to repeat the verses found on the Home page of the Lifting Her Voice website: Isaiah 55:10-11: “For just as the rain and snow fall from heaven and do not return there without saturating the earth and making it germinate and sprout, and providing seed to sow and food to eat, so my word that comes from my mouth will not return to me empty, but it will accomplish what I please and will prosper in what I send it to do.” And the echo of His words will not return to Him until the promises in 2 Timothy have been accomplished.
Won’t you please share the podcast with someone today who needs the hope of God in their life?