What You’ll Find: 31 verses on the importance of Bible reading and why mothers need to be reading scripture and opening their Bibles daily.
If you’re a Christian, you have the idea that reading the Bible is important. However, the majority of Christ-followers don’t realize the importance of Bible reading. As mothers, it’s the most important thing you can do for your children.
Did you know that only 33% of Christians say they read their Bibles every day? That is a startling statistic when you see that there are at least 31 scripture verses that discuss the importance of reading your Bible.
How can we, as Christians, serve God for His kingdom purpose if we don’t know what He’s saying to us?
31 Verses That Share Why Reading The Bible Is Important
The Bible mentions much more than 31, but I choose this amount so that you can fit them into a month’s worth of time. When you read one of the verses provided every day for a month, you will start to understand the importance of reading your Bible.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.”
The Bible is God speaking to us and our instruction on how to live.
“Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.”
The Bible is our guide to staying on the right path that God has mapped out for us.
“Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.“
Not only read your Bible but study it. Think about what it says and apply it to your life. Make sure that you obey what it tells you. Only then will you see God’s blessings.
“But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
This is the time when Jesus was in the middle of His 40 day fast. Satan had just tempted Him to turn the rocks into bread. Jesus rebuked him telling him that the Word of God is more important than our fleshly desires.
“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.“
The Bible is alive. And not only that, but it’s sharper than any human weapon. Reading the Bible helps us separate our righteous thoughts and feelings from the unrighteous.
“Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.”
We often feel like we’re always waiting for what God wants us to do or waiting for Him to answer our prayer. When we keep scripture close, we can remember its teaching to wait patiently.
1 Timothy 4:13
“Until I get there, focus on reading the Scriptures to the church, encouraging the believers, and teaching them.”
Paul was telling Timothy to keep his heart and mind focused on scripture until he was able to get there in person. When we keep scripture close, we’re able to encourage and teach other believers.
“Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.”
The Bible is our instructions for life. Keep your eyes open to the TRUTH it provides.
“In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
The Bible is God Himself. He has always existed and He will always exist. The Bible can’t be apart from God. The two are one.
1 Peter 2:2-3
“Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness.”
Scripture is your spiritual nourishment. Just like when Jesus told Satan that man cannot live on bread alone, in Matthew 4:4, so are we to understand that we cannot live without our Bible and the spiritual growth it provides.
“But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!”
Stay close to Jesus and fill yourself with scripture. Only then will you start to have the wisdom to know what to ask of God. His promises are true – He will keep providing for your needs. The importance of Bible reading will be made clear to you.
“I have tried hard to find you – don’t let me wander from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”
The Bible provides more for us than we realize. It has given us in full detail everything we need to live a godly, righteous life. If you keep it a priority in your life and soak in everything it provides, you will know exactly the way God wants you to act and behave.
“But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.”
It’s wise for us to know exactly what God says we can and cannot do. As Christians, we also need to be happy that God has set boundaries for us.
2 Timothy 2:15
“Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.”
You need to know the Bible well enough to be able to explain it. Bible reading is important. It’s valuable being a hard worker, but the word of truth is even more valuable for you to know.
“Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.”
God’s word is consistent and never changing. Everything around us changes and leaves, but the Bible never will.
“The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.”
The things around us we feel would never go away, are not long-lasting. The Word of God will be relevant and with us forever.
“Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection.”
There is no greater truth than scripture. It is our shield of protection that keeps us safe from Satan’s lies and attacks. Speak scripture when Satan attacks you and you’ll see him run!
“I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?”
Where can we look to find God’s many promises to us? He promises His hand of protection on those who love Him and do His will. Trust Him and don’t be afraid. Study the Bible and memorize His promises to you.
“So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.”
The importance of Bible reading allows us to learn everything about Christ, and by faith, we understand that He is the best news we could ever receive!
“Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.”
So many times people think that they have their own “truth”. There is only one truth – the Word of God.
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
There is so much freedom you can discover and receive when you open your heart to scripture. The importance of Bible reading breaks every stronghold in your life.
“It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.”
Just imagine what will happen in your life when you start reading the Bible and putting the truth into your daily life. Think of all of the good fruit you bare, in not only your life but those in your influence.
1 Timothy 4:5-6
“For we know it is made acceptable by the word of God and prayer. If you explain these things to the brothers and sisters, Timothy, you will be a worthy servant of Christ Jesus, one who is nourished by the message of faith and the good teaching you have followed.”
God’s Word is true. We know we can trust everything written in it. If God made it, it’s good. But better than that, the faithful message of scripture is more nourishing to our bodies than anything we physically eat.
“So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.”
If the Bible says something is bad, you better get rid of it A.S.A.P! If you keep reading the Bible every day, seeds will be planted. The Word of God saves us from ourselves.
“And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth.”
We have all heard people preaching and teaching about God. By knowing scripture and what it says about God, we can make sure that those people are righteous in telling the truth. We can only know they are righteous by knowing what the Bible says about God and comparing what they say about Him.
“But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.”
Not only are we to read the Bible, but we’re to follow its instructions. Only a fool takes the time to read the Bible but not put the teaching into practice.
“For the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything he does.”
The Bible proves itself time and time again. We can put our faith in it and know that it won’t steer us wrong.
“The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand.”
The lies of this world are in the dark. We cannot see them or the damage it does. Only when we turn the Light on it, will we be able to recognize it and stop its spread. You can’t see them as lies, however, if you don’t already know the truth.
“Jesus replied, ‘Your mistake is that you don’t know the Scriptures, and you don’t know the power of God.”
Not knowing what the scriptures say is a mistake that you want to avoid. The power of God is real and He is moving. The wisest thing you could ever do is read your Bible every day.
“How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word.”
Teach your children the importance of Bible reading. Help them grow up knowing that the Bible is worth obeying and that their lives will be all the better for taking true to it.
Read the scripture in front of them. Make it a daily habit. When they see you reading your Bible every day, they will know that it is worth it to do the same throughout their lives as well.
“So the Word became flesh and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.”
God’s Word is living and breathing. The Bible is God Himself and has made His home inside of us. We need to absorb scripture and keep it inside of us. Studying it and remembering it.
Take these scripture verses provided and study them. Understand that the Bible itself is clear that it’s important to your spiritual well-being, and those of your children, to make scripture a priority.