Updated: Jul 26, 2020
The seventh benefit of reading the Bible is bearing fruit. Psalm 1 says that if we meditate on God’s word day and night, we will be like a tree planted by a river that bears fruit in season and whose leaves do not wither. As you read the Bible, fruit will begin to appear in your life. This goes right along with the parable of the sower as well as being sanctified. The Bible mentions the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 and they are: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. As you read the Bible, these will begin to be more present in your life. In addition, the fruit of righteousness that causes good works will be present. This is things like overcoming temptation, helping the poor, healing the sick, prophesy, preaching the gospel, prayer, etc.