10 Reasons We NEED the Bible

This week I’m immersed in revising and editing my manuscript for a new devotional for preschoolers. I’m also doing preparation work for writing a through-the-Bible devotional for women! (More about both of these projects later!)

I found this list that I posted a number of years ago, and decided to share it again.

So why DO we need the Bible?

1. We need, for starters, to read it (or hear it). All of it. It is a whole.

2. We need to know what it says so we can talk about it with our families (Deuteronomy 6:4-9).

3. We need to know what God has done throughout the history of his people so we can tell the generations to come about his power and wonders (Psalm 78:4-7).

4. We need to hide his word in our hearts to give us strength when we’re tempted (Psalm 119:11).

5. We need to let the word of Christ dwell in us so we can teach one another with his wisdom (Colossians 3:16).

6. We need to let God’s word renew our minds so we can be transformed (Romans 12:2).

7. We need to understand the training and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4) so we can raise our children in ways that please him.

8. We need to keep the sword of the Spirit sharp so we can wield it when Satan attacks (Ephesians 6:17).

9. We need God’s Word to mature us and get us ready for the good he’s prepared for us to do in the world (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

So that’s 9 reasons. I have more. But I’d like your help to make this a “10 Reasons” post. What
would your 10th reason be? Let me know in a comment!

– Diane

2 Responses to “10 Reasons We NEED the Bible”

  1. Reply Cheryl Savageau

    Every year of living makes it easier to see how badly we need the Bible for all the reasons you posted. Thanks for this encouragement!

  2. Reply Lynn Lusby Pratt

    We need the Bible because it’s true—and standing on truth puts us on a rock-solid foundation (Matthew 7:24-27). Thanks, Diane!

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