I Learned Something Today

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In a Bible study with a man recently, in looking at the Scripture, he told me he learned something he didn’t know. This man is in his eighties, maybe close to ninety. It made me realize again that a person is never too old or too young to learn something from the Bible.

The Bible is for all ages. Some might think there is no need to bring their baby to a “cradle roll” class because the baby won’t learn anything. If the baby can just say “God” something has been accomplished. Getting a child taught early about God, Christ, and the Bible is essential to the child growing to be a good Christian. Paul reminded Timothy, “From childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 3:15). Paul learned something throughout his life. He stated, “I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content” (Phil. 4:11). Life is indeed a learning process.

The Bible tells us the truth every time. In my years of preaching, I have read a lot of sections of scriptures many times. Each time I read the Bible, I learn or see something I didn’t the time before. The Bible is always right. It tells us what was, what is, and what is to come in our lives. It is up to us to study and rightly divide the Bible to learn from it (2 Tim. 2:15).

The Bible tells us the way to get to heaven. The Bible equips us for our life here and our journey to heaven (2 Tim. 3:17). Jesus said He was the way in John 14:6. God has provided a way, but man often looks within himself to try to come up with a different way to do something. Sometimes this thinking extends into the realm of religion. Man will worship his own way and think God will accept it. Such worship is vain according to Matthew 15:9. Man-made rules won’t get us to heaven. We must go God’s way. The Bible tells us how to be saved and how to get to heaven. Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (Matt. 7:21 NKJV).

As we read the Bible let us be learners. If we learn something we didn’t know before, let us put it into our lives and be better tomorrow than we were today. Have you learned something from the Bible you didn’t know? Begin today to learn something new. It might cause you to grow and change.

Bill Brandstatter
Marion church of Christ
Marion, IL

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