At For the Church, Kristen Wetherell explains 17 benefits to reading the entire Bible. The reasons are below. Click over to her article for more explanation of each one.
- You’ll know God better.
- You’ll know yourself better.
- You’ll see how the whole Bible points to Jesus.
- You’ll be more in awe of the gospel.
- You’ll build an eternally significant habit.
- You’ll avoid tunnel vision.
- You’ll discover answers to some of your questions.
- You’ll discover that some questions don’t need to be answered.
- You’ll get more familiar with different genres.
- You’ll gain a God-centered vision, rather than a self-centered one.
- You’ll experience God’s faithfulness.
- You’ll grow in prayer.
- You’ll bear fruit.
- You’ll be more prepared for evangelism.
- You’ll be more prepared for discipleship.
- You’ll see how God’s word is consistently relevant.
- You’ll be increasingly transformed into the image of Jesus.
Reading the entire Bible is well worth your time. Perhaps you might even like to get in a speed-read before the year is out?