OF WHAT ESSENCE IS READING THE BIBLE TO A CHRISTIAN

Christianity simply means Christ-like. Christ Jesus is the word of God, so to be like Christ our life must be transformed, modeled, structured, conformed and patterned by the word of God. Is Jesus the word of God? Yes! John 1:1-2, 14 says, In the beginning was the word and the word was with God, and the word was God. All things were made by him,,,,, in him was life; and the life was the light of men. Verse 14 says, and the word was made flesh and dwelt among us,,,,


To understand the true mining of life and who the Almighty God is, you engage in the study of the bible, because it is the word of God to man. The word is the manual script of man handed over to him by God to guide him in becoming like Christ. It is the secured foundation of Christian to stand just as every building needs a solid foundation to stand.  And every passage of the bible testify of Christ which is the life that everyone want to have in abundance {john 5:39; 6:63;14:6} 

WHY READ AND STUDY THE WORD OF GOD
1. The word is the solution to all life issues and circumstances: Every issues and challenges has their remedies in the word of God. Jesus says, I am the way, the truth, and the life,,,,,, {John 14:6}. In same John 8:12, Jesus says,,,, I am the light of the world: he that follow me shall not walk in darkness,,, following Christ means studying His word, and that act eliminate every form of darkness in your life. Remember that, ignorance, problems, pains, sickness, failure, stagnation, evil, death among others represent darkness in your life, and you need the word to overcome all of them. 

2. The word is the source of Eternal life: Jesus is the embodiment of Life.  John 6: 50-51 says, this is the bread which cometh from heaven, that a man eat of this bread, and not die,,,,,,, if any man it of this bread he shall live forever. Jesus says, I am the way, the truth, and the life,,,,,, {John 14:6}. The only reason Christ came is for us to have life in abundance. Acts 4:12,,, Neither is there salvation in any other, there no other name,,,,, by which we can be saved. Whether you believes it or not, the truth is that, God's word is a sure foundation and can't change {Mathew 24:35, Isaiah 40:8}

3. Through God's word faith is activated: My dear, until your faith is activated serving God doesn't make sense, and you will fail to enjoy the reward of service. Without faith it is impossible to please God and consequently getting anything from God {Hebrew 11:6}. Everything about Christianity is faith, it is by faith you serve and obey God. It is by faith that you can believe that you can do all things through Christ that strengthen you {Philippians 4:13}. Now understand that faith comes by hearing and by the word of God {Roman 10:17}. So to get faith such that can move every mountain in your life, study the word not prayer.

4. To create our world: Just as God create the world through the word, same way we can create our world through His word. Remember, John 1:1-2, says, In the beginning was the word and the word was with God, and the word was God. All things were made by him,,,. Until you discover your word in the light of His word your world will remain at attention. Nothing work in your life until you discover, your own word in His word. You are created for a purpose, that purpose can only be manifested through the revelation of His word. Remember manifestation is the mother of revelation. You can only start living when you know who you are {Proverb 6:23; psalm 119:105}. 

5. The word equip us to grow spiritually: No one can grow spiritually without constant abiding in the word. 1 peter 2:2 says, as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word of God, that you may grow thereby. If you can't stay a whole day without eating physical food, because you need to live; then you must eat God's word daily to live a healthy Christian life. Jesus says,,, man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeded out of the mouth of God {Mathew 4:4}.

6. The word gives us freedom from sin and the devil: Our freedom as Christian is secured through the word. John 4: 32-34 says, and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free,,, for whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. The psalmist says, thy word have I hide in my heart that I may not sin against thee {Psalm 119:9,11}. Until you engage the word you will keep on complaining of how God has abandon you and how Christianity is not working.

7. The word is the source of wealth and prosperity: Psalm 1:2-3 states that a man that meditates on God's word every day and night, shall be like a tree planted by the rivers side, that brings forth fruit in season and out of season, and shall proper in whatsoever he does. Joshua 1:8 says,,, the book of law shall not depart from your mouth, but shall meditate in it day and night ,,,,,for it shall make thy way prosperous. Others may include:

8. To guide us from false teaching: Evaluate every teaching from the word of God, let bible be the basis of your judgment of all truth. { 1John 4:1, Mathew 24:24-26}.

9. The word leads us  to salvation: { 2 timothy 3:16-17, Ephesians 2:1-10, Isaiah 53:6, Roman 5:8}
10. The word supply the holy spirit: The word activate the inducement of the Holy spirit {John 3:6-8, 6:36, 44, 63-65, Proverb 2: 6-7}. 

Conclusively, the word is truth, way and life, it is the basis of the creation, it is the basis of living and the source of knowledge. Hosea 4:6 says, my people perish for the lack of knowledge, because thou hast rejected knowledge,,,,,, seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy Children. So get the word and get the knowledge of life.