What good does the Bible do me?

If I give my life to God, what good would the Bible do for me?  What can I expect?

Psalms 119:1 - 176

ESV - 1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! 2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart.

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Emilio 1992 Emo Tenorio Shomer
I am so glad you asked and humbly submit a quick answer. In a nutshell the Bible is a history book. And just like most any another book the reader may gain some form of useful information. But unlike any other book the BIBLE will change the life of it's reader. Regardless of their age, social position or geo political environment. 

If any reader will read with an open mind what is written in it's pages about the locations, the people, their times and their actions. This book with it's contained knowledge and wisdom will begin to come alive. And quite possibility bring about a thinking change in it's reader as the veil is pulled back both visible and non visible things becoming much clearer. (Isaiah 1:18; Luke 12:2)

Look around you, there is something happening here and what it means ain't exactly clear for many quite yet. Find out for yourself and meet a friend that will never leave or forsake you. (Luke 8:10; Mark 4:11)

The peace, love and granola type will speak of only the good things. So there is a big surprise when chaos and storm comes upon the new traveler. I am not one of that type, preferring instead to deliver any message with the bark on, so one is battle ready friend. (1 Samuel 17:11)

When your hard times do come; and come they will, just like they did for everyone else in the book. You will either stand holding the line of battle or you will fold and run like a fearful child? (1 Samuel 17:24) 

"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." ~Albert Camus

In the Lord's freedom....warrior on

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
The Word of God performs many wonderful ministries in the life of the devoted believer. It keeps us clean (Ps 119:9--“Young people can live a clean life by obeying your word.” CEV). 

And it gives us joy (Psalm 119:14 (NIRV) “Following your covenant laws gives me joy just as great riches give joy to others.”

I can't even begin to tell you how much joy the Bible has brought me!

Also, see another verse in Psalm 119--the Word of God does truly bring joy. If we love the Word, we’ll find great joy and comfort in reading it (Psalm 119:111 (MSG) “I inherited your book on living; it's mine forever - what a gift! And how happy it makes me!”). When facing tough situations and discouragement, our first response will be to open the Scriptures. Even if we don’t know where to read, the Lord will guide us to a passage which can restore our hope and joy. And if we don’t have a Bible with us, He can bring to mind the verses that we’ve stored in our hearts. Once we experience how the Scriptures can change sorrow into joy, our love for the Lord and His Word will increase and overflow in praise and gratitude. CFS

The Bible guides us (Psalm 119:24 (BBE) “Your unchanging word is my delight, and the guide of my footsteps.” This kind of wisdom does not come by neglecting the Word until a crisis hits and then opening it up for some emergency guidance. You’ve heard of the man who needed to know God’s will, and so he opened the Bible at random and pointed to a verse. It said, “Judas went and hanged himself.” He thought “I’d better try again.” So he pointed again and the verse said, “Go thou and do likewise.” He thought, “This can’t be what God wants--I’ll try once more.” So he pointed again at random and read, “What thou doest, do quickly!” God’s wisdom and direction comes from a thorough knowledge of His Word, gleaned over the years as a person walks closely with Him. SJC

Look too at Psalm 119:105-- the Bible says “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” In a world where morals are becoming more and more diluted, God’s word is your guide. VA 

Next, the Word of God establishes our values (Psalm 119:11 (MSG) “I've banked your promises in the vault of my heart so I won't sin myself bankrupt.”

And Psalm 119:103 (MSG) “Your words are so choice, so tasty; I prefer them to the best home cooking.”

Furthermore, the Word of God gives us peace (Psalm 119:165 (CEB) “The people who love your Instruction enjoy peace—and lots of it. There's no stumbling for them!” I along with millions of Christians worldwide experience God's precious peace!

Psalm 119:165 (WYC) “Much peace is to them that love thy law; and no cause of stumbling is to them. (There is much peace for those who love thy Law; and they have no reason to slip, or to stumble.)”

Psalm 119:165 (NIRV) “Those who love your law enjoy great peace. Nothing can make them trip and fall.”) and the Word gives us freedom (Psalm 119:45 (GNT) “I will live in perfect freedom, because I try to obey your teachings.”

And Psalm 119:133 (KJV) “Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.”—see Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir’s fantastic song re: v. 133). I am free from the dominion and domination of sin!

Lastly, loving the Word will bring the best friends into our life (Psalm 119:63 (MSG) “I'm a friend and companion of all who fear you, of those committed to living by your rules.” The best friends I have are at my church. Why? It's because they love the Bible too and fear God.


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