Why is the Bible Important?

2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” The Bible from Genesis to Revelation directs us into communion with God and bring us into His sanctuary. The Book of Psalms gives us a summary of the Old and New Testaments, and the message regarding the first coming of Christ the Messiah. We should read the Bible daily for its is timeless. 1Peter 1:24-25 says, “All flesh is as grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, but the word of the LORD endures forever.”

The Bible according to Psalm 119:72 is timeless and more valuable than all riches in the world. “The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of corns of gold and silver.” When you read and meditate on the word of God in the Bible daily it assures and strengthen us to keep the faith through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. “This Book of Law shall not depart from your mouth, but shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success” (Joshua 1:8).

Scripture Verses for Meditation

In the Bible you will find …


“Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, for in You do I trust; should walk, for I lift up my soul to You.” (Psalm 143:8)

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)


“Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.” (Jeramiah 15:16)


“Great peace have those who love Your law, and nothing causes them to stumble.” (Psalm 119:165)


“These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you make know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.” (1 John 5:3)


“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (Psalm 119:105)


“The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.” (Psalm 119:130)


“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)

“… and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 3:15)


“Rejoice aways, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (I Thessalonians 5:16-18)


Heavenly Father, my joy is knowing that I can trust in Your promises to keep on Your path of righteousness as I take up my cross and follow You daily. Lord, no matter what I may be going through I can stay in Your presence through daily prayer, reading Your words of comfort and hope in the Bible. Lord God, You are always with me, and I am never alone for you strengthen me with Your power. In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.

Scripture verses taken from the NKJV of the Bible.

By Constance A. Burns, NAAV Volunteer Contributor for Moments of Meditation and Scripture Readings; email: cburns@naavets.org.

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