Having a Bible at hand says much more about us than the simple words with which at times we fill our mouths. It is an excellent way to listen to what Christ has to tell us and wise advice for any circumstance.
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
Because it is our permanent reference material. Or, rather, a compendium of the way to behave if what we really want is to carry the message of world love that Christ wants us to take to every corner of the planet.
"All Scripture is inspired by God and useful to teach, to rebuke, to correct and to instruct injustice, so that God's servant is fully qualified for every good work." Timothy 3:16-17
Because with her we are safe. And because the difficult moments are not alien and much less the problems, and that is where we often need the wise advice of our Holy Father, or just know how Christ acted in such a circumstance.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:24
Because it gives us the answer to everything. And we should only test the responsiveness that the Holy Bible has among its pages. Everything that generates us doubt finds its answer in the verses that those who followed Jesus in His time have endeavored to narrate.
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. Philippians 2:14-16
Because Christ always wants to transmit something to us through His word. And this message passes the test of time. Personal problems usually change, but Christ gave us the solution by example even before we were born.
In God, whose word I praise in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? Psalm 56:4
Because His reading makes us grow as people. Putting into practice what Jesus teaches us through the different books that compose it, we will be able to overcome the obstacles that God puts in our way, so that we gain in patience and other virtues, which will make us grow as people of good.
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32
Because following God's examples, we stand firm in the Faith and His way. And because Faith is also the fuel that keeps us constantly advancing towards our Father, traveling the path that will finally lead us to live by His side in the happiness of paradise.