How the Bible Transforms Our Lives

Reading the Bible daily is one of the most powerful habits you can develop as a Christian. However, Bible reading is far more than a mental or devotional exercise. D. L. Moody is quoted as saying, “The Bible was not given for our information but for our transformation.” Because the Bible was written by God Himself, it can shape the lives of its readers.

Here are 3 amazing ways that the Bible can transform your life. 


1) The Bible reveals our weakness and sin.

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12) When we compare ourselves to others, we can easily think, “I’m a pretty good person! I’m much better than my neighbours!” But, when we compare ourselves to the perfect standard of the Bible, we realize that none of us measures up. 

God gave us a basic blueprint of goodness in the Ten Commandments. But we’ve all broken at least some of them. Who has never told a lie? Who has never stolen anything? What about disobeying our parents or acting disrespectfully toward them? In God’s eyes, each of us is a sinner. We need to turn from our sin and believe on Jesus for salvation and forgiveness. Contact us at our prison ministries in Saskatchewan to learn more.


2) The Bible teaches us how to do right. 

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,” wrote Paul in 2 Timothy 3:16. This means that the Bible goes beyond showing us what we do wrong. It also uses 2 methods to show us how to do right. 

First, it teaches us principles. The Bible teaches us the importance of loving God and loving others (Matthew 22:36-40), the put on/put off principle for overcoming sin (Ephesians 4:22-24), the principle of personal responsibility to God (Romans 14:12), the principle of submitting to authority (Hebrews 13:17), and many more. 

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Second, it gives us real-life examples of both people who followed God and people who did not. By studying the lives of these characters, we can learn how to respond to suffering, achieve success, and deal with conflict. We can learn how to walk by faith, not by sight.


3) The Bible draws us closer to its Author.

In the Bible, we can see the character, the actions, the words, and the very thoughts of God. If you have believed on Jesus as your Saviour, the Holy Spirit lives inside you. He can open your eyes to see the glory and goodness of God. And He will help you understand the truths of God’s Word.

Paul describes how knowing God can transform your life in 2 Corinthians 3:18. “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 

When you hold the Bible in your hands, you are holding the very words of God. And His Word is powerful, living, and able to transform your life. Will you read it, love it, and live it?


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