If we prayerfully read the Bible with our wills open to God, God will give us a deepening faith in Christ and will build our characters.
Conversely, when I fail to read God's Word and pray each day, the wheels pop off my life, my priorities are put askew, I more readily fall prey to temptations and sin, my ego gets out of hand, and I panic in the face of life.
The Bible is like no other book. It is, as the New Testament book of 2 Timothy says literally, "God-breathed," inspired by God, filled with the same grace and power God used to call the universe into being and that He used to raise Jesus from the dead.
Enjoy these thoughts on the Bible from today's installment of Our Daily Bread.