Do You Study Your Bible?

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The importance of Bible Study cannot be overstated. The Bible is abounding with statements of the importance of Bible knowledge, and knowledge can only come as a result of diligent Bible study. Notice the following verses:

We Are To Grow In Knowledge. “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:10).

We Are To Prove (Test) Every Teacher Whether They Speak God’s Word. “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God” (1 John 4:1).

We Are To Be Ready To Give An Answer (Defense). “…be ready always to give an answer to every man that sketch you a reason of the hope that is in your with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:15).

We Are To Discern The Good From That Not Good. “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good” (1 Thessalonians 5:21). How are we to prove, defend, or discern without Bible knowledge?

Knowledge Of The Truth Makes One Free From Sin. “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).

Bible Knowledge Keeps One From Sin. “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee” (Psalm 119:11).

Temptation Can Be Overcome By Bible Knowledge. In Matthew chapter 4 our Lord Jesus, in overcoming temptation, said three times “It is written.”

As We Grow In Knowledge We Are To Pass It On To Others. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20). “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2).

As We Grow in The Knowledge Of The Bible, Let Us Also Practice It In Our Daily Lives. “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For is any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholder himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed” (James 1:23-25).

Do we study the Bible daily? Do we participate in those opportunities to grow in Bible knowledge? May we always seek to increase our Bible knowledge. It is so important!

Jerry Sturgill
Flatwoods church of Christ
Flatwoods, KY

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