I am convinced reading your Bible daily is a [[wiki/Spiritual Formation/Keystone Habit|Keystone Habit]]. Time spent in the Word daily has so many downstream consequences that one cannot know them all until the habit is established and they begin to see all the changes that can occur. Time spent, every day, in Scripture has cognitive, emotional, and behavioral impact, developing positive habits related to all of the [[Learning Domains]]. ### Cognitive Benefits Cognitively, daily Bible reading significantly improves the Christian's understanding of the Scriptures. By reading through the Bible every year, for instance, Christians repeatedly study, even briefly, the Biblical material. Over time this significantly enhances the Christians understanding of the Bible in at least two ways. First, the passages become much more familiar and begin to commit to memory. Second, the process of reading through the Bible each year allows the Christian to see how the whole fits together across the books of the Bible. It highlights the themes that run across the Scriptures, creating a more holistic understanding of the Bible and it's message. ### Affective Benefits Emotional development also occurs through the habit of daily Bible reading. ### Behavioral Benefits Psalm 1 instructs the reader in how meditating on Scripture daily has behavioral benefits. >How happy is the one who does not walk in the advice of the wicked or stand in the pathway with sinners or sit in the company of mockers! > >Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction, and he meditates on it day and night. > >He is like a tree planted beside flowing streams that bears its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. (Psalm 1:1-3) By meditating on the Scriptures each day, even briefly, a habit of contemplation forms. This habit leads to reframes one's outlook on that day, which results in different attitudes and behaviors. The Christian's responsibility to walk in a manner worthy of the gospel is easier to accomplish if a person develops the [[Deliberate Practice]] of setting their priorities in line with those of the Scriptures. Reading the Bible daily makes this much easier, as it draws attention, at least one time a day, to the priorities of Scripture.