“If you remain in my word, then you are truly my disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” —Jesus in John 8:31b-32
Although I lost count of how many times I have read the Holy Bible, I keep reading it, because it really is God’s Word, and it is true. It makes a nice contrast to the other stuff we get exposed to daily in this world. Reading the Bible daily provides a time where I focus on God and His righteousness, love, justice, power, and gentleness. I’m reminded of things I need to consider in life. I know better how to pray. I end up with greater joy in life, because of God’s mercy and loving kindness.
I like freedom: not the world’s crazy idea of freedom to sin and freedom from moral restraints, but freedom to serve God with my whole heart and seek His righteousness. That isn’t always the easiest road to take, or the most pleasant (at the time), but it is the best road to take. See Romans 6.
Aren’t you glad you have easy access to the Holy Bible?