Summary: We need more of God's word in our life.
WHY READ THE WORD OF GOD
2nd Timothy 3: 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
(1) The word works effectually.
1st Thessalonians 2:
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
(2)Because it teaches,reproves,corrects.
2nd Timothy 3: 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
(3) His word cleanses me.
Ephesians 5: 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
(4) The word strengthens me.
1st John 2: 14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
Acts 20: 32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
(5) The word gives you Faith.
Romans 10: 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
(6) The word gives me joy.
Jeremiah 15: 16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.
(7) The word gives me heavenly life.
John 6: 63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.