Much is said about the need to read the Bible, but much more needs to be said about it. We can never say too much about the need to read, study, and obey God’s Word. Most people aren’t getting the message. Probably no other Christian duty is so greatly neglected. Why? It happens because people don’t see the importance. And, that problem isn’t solved until a person is convinced of these three tremendous truths:
1. God’s Word is Always True. It is perfect in every way—the only sure standard by which to live. It is the only reliable guide upon which we can depend.
2. God’s Will is Always Best. Some who admit that the Bible is God’s word are not fully persuaded that it is always best. They think of it as a medicine that helps, but leaves an unpleasant taste in your mouth. However, once a person is convinced that it best they are willing to accept it and pursue it.
3. God’s Way is Always Safest. Make no mistake about it, doing God’s will can be difficult and dangerous. But the truth is that we are never safer than when we are in God’s will. The most dangerous place on earth is outside the will of God. The safest place is in His will. If you are concerned about your welfare you better believe the Word of God, do the will of God, and follow the ways of God.
The realization of these three things will cause you to acquaint yourself with God’s ways, believe God’s Word, and commit yourself to God’s will. That is the right, best, and safest way to live. What could be better? Why would you do anything else?