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"Why Study the Bible?"Stuart Jones Many of us may have asked the question at some point in our life: “Why should I read and study the Bible?” It is actually quite simple. We should read and study the Bible because it is God's Word to us. The Bible is literally "God-breathed," 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV). In other words, it is God's very words to us. There are so many questions that philosophers have asked that God answers for us in Scripture. What is the purpose of life? Where did I come from? Is there life after death? How do I get to heaven? Why is the world full of evil? Why do I struggle to do good?We should read and study the Bible because it is totally reliable and without error. The Bible equips us to serve God, 2 Timothy 3:17; Hebrews 4:12 (NIV). It helps us know how to be saved from our sin, 2 Timothy 3:15 (NIV). God’s Word helps us see sin in our lives and helps us get rid of it, Psalm 119:9, 11 (NIV). The Bible keeps us from wasting years of our lives on that which does not matter and will not last, Matthew 7:24-27 (NIV). The Bible is not just for reading. It is for studying so that it can be applied. The more we make an effort to really dig into it, the more reward we will gain for our effort. If we make the time in our life to study, we will see that there is power in it to change our life and become the person God wants us to be. Once we do this, we will experience the peace to enjoy every day of our life!