It isn't very often that we pull something new out of the box and stop to read the manual, in our excitement to play with our new toy we think that we already understand what it is and how to use it, usually we do know about it but sometimes we are surprised to learn something good from the owners manual.
People that know about the product the most wrote some things down for you so that you would understand it as well and get a full understanding of the product. We like to get on with life so we toss that information aside.
That's the way we treat God and the Bible. We know about God and church, we know who Jesus is and that we need him for our sin but how much time do you spend REALLY getting to know God? Who are we to think that we have the knowledge that we need to get us through life? Someone that is infinity smarter than ourselves has written a manual to help us and we ignore it.
There cannot be a better author of a "how to" book for how to live than the book that God has written for us. Some of the benefits of reading the Bible:
✔ Our patience in difficult times would be maintained (Acts 20:32; Ephesians 4:1-3)
✔ Our contentment would increase (1 Timothy 6:6, Philippians 3:8, 4:11)
✔ Our relationships will improve (Matthew 22:37–39, Philippians 2:3–4, 1 Corinthians 13:4–8)
✔ Our peace would multiply (Philippians 4:6-9; Psalm 85:8)
✔ Our love would be stirred as well as our joy (Hebrews 10:24; Galatians 5:22-23)
✔ We can desire more for our Creator (Psalm 31:23; Psalm 73:25; Deuteronomy 6:5-9)
✔ We can learn what the will of the Lord is (Ephesians 3:3-4, 5:17)
✔ We can learn how to change our destiny after life on earth is through. (John 3:16, 1John 5:13-15 )
✔ We can live with purpose (Proverbs 19:21, Colossians 1:20, Jeremiah 29:11, 1 John 2:17)
✔ We get equipped for doing good things (2 Timothy 3:14-17, 1 Peter 2:2; Ephesians 3:3-5, 16, 17)
✔ The Bible equips us to be competent counselors (Romans 15:14; 2 Timothy 3:16)
We need to be digging the word everyday so that God's book can have a meaningful effect on our lives.