5 Reasons to Love God’s Word

Some see the Bible as just a historical text; others as only a religious book. But I see it as the living Word of God! Here, I outline five reasons why I love God’s Word, and how you can grow to love and hunger for it too.

reasons to love God's Word

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There’s a reason that Hebrews 4:12 calls the Word of God “alive and active”! It truly does seem to leap off the page sometimes, as if God is speaking directly to me in the exact situation and time I’m in.

Then, there are those Scriptures that ALWAYS speak volumes to me!

Living with narcolepsy, there’s always a cloud of exhaustion hanging around, and I struggle to find the energy to do everything that I want or need to do. I can only do so much, before I become too sleepy or just can’t think straight… and I’ve learned that it’s better to take the nap—before the nap takes me!

So, is it any surprise that two of my favorite Bible verses deal with weakness?

He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:29-31 (NIV)

But [Jesus] said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)

No matter where you are in life, or what “issues” you’re dealing with, there is a Scripture for that! And when you combine prayer with Bible study (asking God to speak to you through His Word), well, as Isaiah 55:11 says, His Word will not return void.

God's Word - 1 Corinthians 13 - LOVE

What does the Bible say about loving the Word of God?

But maybe when you look at your Bible, all you see is a religious book, which you feel unmotivated to read. I’ve totally been there too! Years ago, I might’ve only picked up my Bible once a week at best.

But I’m here to tell you, it’s absolutely possible to learn how to crave God’s Word. When you make a commitment to read and study God’s Word each day, really seeking to know Him better, ultimately you’ll find yourself falling in love with the Scriptures. Just look at what King David had to say about loving God’s Word:

The law of the Lord is perfect,
refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure,
enduring forever.
The decrees of the Lord are firm,
and all of them are righteous.
They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the honeycomb.

Psalm 19:7-10 (NIV)

Nearly a decade ago, I made a commitment to read the Bible cover-to-cover—just a little each day. I read every single note in my NIV Life Application Bible as I went along, to make sure I understood what I was reading.

And before long, I DID find myself growing to love God’s Word! Especially since 2016, when I started Bible journaling, I’ve grown to appreciate and understand God’s Word so much more.

5 Reasons to Love God’s Word

Want to know how to fall in love with God’s Word? The key is to get some MOMENTUM going! In other words, the secret to cultivating a love for God’s Word, is to start studying it and see what it’s all about.

The more you read, the more you’ll not only fall in love with the Scriptures, but learn to understand and apply them to your life. And if you need some motivation, or just a reminder of why the Bible is so awesome? These five reasons to love God’s Word will help!

Proverbs 31 Bible journaling page - fear the Lord

1) It’s not just a book…it’s the living Word of God!

The first and best reason to love God’s Word, is simply because it’s an active love letter and instruction manual, from God to us.

Seriously, if the Creator of the Universe wrote YOU a love letter, wouldn’t you want to read it?

I used to think that the Bible was ancient, and had little to say about how to live in modern times. But boy was I wrong! The message may be the same as it was a few thousand years ago, but somehow it’s still just as relevant now…perhaps even more so in some ways!

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
Hebrews 4:12 (NLT)

No matter what era we’re living in, or our geographical location, lifestyle, or any other variable, God’s Word teaches us how to live. The message of God’s love and care for us, the salvation we find through Jesus Christ, and great teachings about how to love God and love our neighbors… all those things apply equally to every human being who has ever (or will ever) walk on God’s green earth.

girl reading God's Word

2) The historical and geographical details in the Bible are spot-on.

This is such a cool reason why I love the Word of God! It’s just so fascinating to see how accurate the Bible is, in terms of history, geography, and so forth. If you’ve ever wondered if God or the Bible can be trusted, just look at the facts.

If you’d like to read more about the Bible’s overall reliability, check out this Christianity.com article, and also this Bible.org article.

As for archaeology, there are always more new and interesting discoveries that relate to the events in the Bible! Check out the top 10 discoveries that were made just last year (2020).

The bottom line is, since we know how accurate the Bible is in all these measurable physical details, then we know we can trust the spiritual details as well.

3) Bible prophecy is amazing!

But you know what makes me love God’s Word even more than its historical accuracy? BIBLE PROPHECY! Simply put, no other religious document can claim to predict the future, and actually have those predictions come true.

Did you know that the prophet Isaiah wrote about Jesus’ crucifixion 700 years before it actually happened?! (See Isaiah 53:3-6)

And if that doesn’t make your jaw drop, how about the prophecies which foretold Israel becoming a nation again (see Ezekiel 39:25-29, Isaiah 43:5-6, Jeremiah 30 & 31, and Amos 9:14-15, just to name a few)? These prophecies were fulfilled several years after the Holocaust, when on May 14, 1948, Israel once again became a nation. Jewish people who had been scattered all over the globe, returned to their ancestral homeland—just as God said they would. Check out this CBN article, which talks about how Israel has transformed since becoming a nation again 70+ years ago.

When you realize that every prophecy in the Bible will come to pass at some point, that makes the book of Revelation look like a BIG deal. I believe that someday, we’ll spend eternity with God on the new earth, where there will be no more crying or pain or death (Revelation 21:1-4). Because so many other prophecies in the Bible have come true, it’s only a matter of time until we see God’s promises in Revelation come to pass as well!

Psalm 37 - commit to the Lord

4) There is always more to explore, and re-explore.

Another reason why I love God’s Word: it never gets old, y’all! No matter how much I’ve read about God’s love for me, or His instructions for my life, tomorrow I’ll read it again with fresh eyes.

The Scriptures are so filled with truth, even if I live to 120 years old, there will still be more wisdom to be gleaned, comfort to be found, lessons to be learned, and so forth. What other book could offer such an endless supply of spiritual guidance?

5) In the pages, I always find what I need.

Maybe you’re asking yourself right now, “How can I deepen my love and appreciation for the Word of God?” I think one big way, is by noticing how His Word impacts your life. When you see how God speaks to you, and how He changes you through His Word, it’s only natural that you’ll grow to love God’s Word and hunger for it more and more.

Sometimes, when I ask God for guidance, He sends it in the form of something in my surroundings (a song on K-LOVE, rays of sunshine, a casual comment from a fellow believer (who had no idea I asked God for that answer)). But more often than not, the answers come through His Word. I start reading, and there I find it. Of course, sometimes it’s not exactly the answer I would’ve preferred…but it’s always a good answer. God’s love is awesome, even when it’s tough love.

Which of these awesome attributes of God’s Word have you experienced for yourself? Dive in, and start exploring God’s love letter to you. Read the parts you’ve never read, and revisit the familiar ones too.

I’m reminded of this awesome music video, of Steven Curtis Chapman’s song Glorious Unfolding, in which a young woman finds a letter from her father who recently passed. The letter leads her on a journey around the world, where she finds clues her father left for her. At the end, all the clues come together to spell out a special message from her dad.

And growing to love God’s Word is a lot like that! As you read the Scriptures, and seek Him more and more, you’ll be amazed and overjoyed at the love, truth, and wisdom you find along the way. The Bible is God’s love letter to you, His instruction manual for your life, and so much more!

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