Reading your religious text can be addictive once you get started. When you seek understanding and you realize that you can read and follow the text on your own you will want to continue reading. The other things you may have to read will go on the back burner because you’ve began to invest time into a life changing reading that resonates with your soul. Some people read to pass time, others read to pass on the knowledge, but initially we all read to seek information. We want to know what something is about. A story, a poem, words to a song. Everything we read begins with the goal of curing our curiosity. Reasons to read your religious text helps you by strengthening your beliefs, adapting laws to live by, and giving you wisdom to share.
Strengthening Your Beliefs
As you read your religious text you are gaining a closeness to your religion. Your understanding will help you bond with your religious entity and gain a strong sense of faith. If you are a little unsure of your beliefs, reading your religious text can provide you with clarity and answer some of the questions you may have. As you read you can also take notes to discuss with a spiritual group you may have or any leader you may speak with that can help you understand some things.
Adapting Laws to Live By
Your text probably shows rules of the land. It may show you things you can commit to doing and not doing to make sure you are living the right life that will get you even closer to your religious entity. Feeling secure in your religion a lot of the times means that you understand the laws that you are supposed to follow, and you do your best to follow them on a daily basis.
Wisdom to Share
Knowing and understanding your text can sometimes have others leaning on you for clarity. Just as you would seek out a better understanding, others will want the same from you. If you read your text consistently you will be confident in your teaching of others. Sometimes it’s good to know the history of your text as well. The previous as well as the latest versions. For instance, if your text is the Holy Bible, you will want to learn the books of the old testament as well as the new testament.
Keep your religious text close as a reference point. Committing to learning more and changing your life for the better will give you an inner peace you’ve never experienced. Learn as much as you can on your own and be able to trust your own readings and understanding. Reading your religious text strengthens your beliefs, gives you laws to live by, and gives you wisdom to share. The more you know and the more confident you are with your knowledge the more comfortable you will be with helping others get the closeness and strength they desire in their religious quests.