70 Reasons to Read Your Bible Every Day: Psalm 119

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70 Reasons to Read Your Bible Every Day: Psalm 119

By Sharon Kaselonis

God’s Word is daily bread that feeds our hungry and needy souls. It’s water that refreshes and washes our minds. It’s a shield in a world full of battles and a high tower that offers perspective. Yet it’s often what sits on the shelf as we seek counsel from every other source.

God’s Word and time spent with Him will bless your day more than any self-help solution!

In Psalm 119 we find 70+ reasons to read the Bible EVERY DAY! Psalm 119 is all about God’s Word, its benefits, its importance, its purpose, and what our response to it should be.  So take a closer look and check out this list of 70 reasons to grab God’s Word and dig in!

70+ Reasons to Read the Bible Every Day: Ps. 119

God’s Word

Keeps us from sin (vs. 3)

Keeps our way pure (vs. 9, 11, 133)

Keeps us from stumbling (vs. 165)

Rescues us from sin and afflictions (vs. 67)

Cleanses our way (vs. 9)

Provides Liberty and freedom from affliction and oppression (vs. 45)

Preserves our life (vs. 25, 93, 154, 156, 159)

Quickens us and grants us life (vs. 93, 154, 156, 159)

God’s Word

Gives strength (vs. 28, 92)

Gives us confidence and keeps us from shame (vs. 6)

Gives hope (vs. 43, 49, 74, 81, 114, 147)

Gives great peace (vs. 165)
. Renews our trust (vs. 171)

Gives peace in the night (vs.62)

Gives us a sound heart (vs. 80)

Give us reason to praise (vs. 164, 171)

Give us reason to praise (vs. 164, 171)

Give us reason to praise (vs. 164, 171)

Gives us a sound heart (vs. 80)

Gives wisdom for choosing friends (vs. 63)

Gives us a sound heart (vs. 80)

Gives understanding (vs. 99, 100, 104, 130)

Gives light to our path (vs. 105, 130)

God’s Word

Is our help (vs. 175)

Is our comfort in suffering (vs. 50, 52, 76)

Is our delight (vs. 16, 24, 35, 77, 43, 48, 143)

Is our comfort in suffering (vs. 50, 52, 76)

Is our delight (vs. 16, 24, 35, 77, 43, 48, 143)

Is our delight in trouble times (vs. 143)

Is the theme of our song wherever we go (vs. 54)

Is our meditation all day (vs. 97, 99)

Is our teacher and instructor (vs. 102)

Is a lamp to our feet (vs. 105)

Is a counselor (vs. 24, 70, 174)

Is our teacher and instructor (vs. 102)

Is a lamp to our feet (vs. 105)

Is true and contains truth (vs. 142, 151)

Is our heritage forever (vs. 111)

Is sweeter than honey (vs. 103)

Is an answer for our accuser and frees us from reproach (vs. 42)

Is the way of truth (vs. 30)

God’s Word

An anchor for the soul (vs. 50)

A compass for life (vs. 59)

A mirror into our heart (vs. 59)

A hiding place, a refuge and shield (vs. 114)

Softens a callous heart (vs. 70)

Creates a burden for the lost and heartbreak over sin (vs. 136)

In His Word we find mercies and see His salvation (vs. 41, 58)

God’s Word

Causes us to lift our hands (vs. 48)

Causes us to sing His praise (vs. 172)

Causes us to lift our hands (vs. 48)

Causes us to sing His praise (vs. 172)

Directs our steps as a guide (vs. 133)

Inexhaustible source of wise counsel (vs. 96)

Fills our longing (vs. 20, 131)

Sets our heart free (vs. 32)

God’s Word

Makes us wise (vs. 98)

Makes our heart rejoice (vs. 111, 162)

Makes us sensitive to sin (vs. 104)

Comes from His (God’s) mouth (vs. 13)

His judgments are good (vs. 39)

Right (vs. 75, 128, 137)

Righteous (vs. 75, 138, 172)

Wonderful (vs. 129)

Trustworthy (vs. 42, 86, 138)

Faithful (vs. 86, 138)

Pure (vs. 140)

God’s Word

Shows God’s goodness and He does good to us (vs. 68)

Shows God’s merciful kindness and unfailing love (vs. 76, 88)

Is thoroughly tested and contains nothing worthless or useless (vs. 140)

Not fickle but grounded firmly, unchanging (vs. 52)

Fills the earth with all that makes life secure and joyous (vs. 54-57)

Forever settled in Heaven, is eternal and stands firm (vs. 89, 91)

Through His word the earth was established and remains (vs. 90)

His Word is everlasting (vs. 144, 152, 160)

Compared to great riches (vs. 14)

Better than gold and silver (vs. 72, 127)

We love His commands (vs. 47)

God’s Word

Holds wondrous things (vs. 18)

Invokes awe (vs. 120, 161)

So next time you’re tempted to let your Bible sit on the shelf, think of this list from Psalm 119. Don’t let the cares of this world choke out the seed of His Word! His Word will feed your soul and fill your heart.