God's word should be really important to his children.
Deuteronomy 29:29 "The LORD our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that He has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions."
The Bible is an awesome book from an awesome God. There are so many things that we do not know and we can not understand about him and for all of those things we do not need to be concerned with but for the revelation that he did give us in our Bibles we need to pay attention.
God didn't create us and run off and let it all go wild. He has revealed himself through his word so that we can get to know him. It is amazing how many people refer to the Bible as "God's word" but then they ignore it like it has no value. Most of the people that have an opinion about the Bible have never checked it out thoroughly for themselves.
The purpose of my blog is to encourage you to learn what the Word of God says and to apply it's teachings to your everyday conduct. A daily diet of Bible study is crucial because the Bible is the Word of God so we should read it, study and meditate so that we don't miss what God is saying.
The first step in Bible study is simply reading it, you can't just read other books and devotions that talk about the Bible, you need to be "digging the word" for yourself.
|Romans 15:4 Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God's promises to be fulfilled.|
Only when you've correctly interpreted a passage of scripture can you apply it to your life and bring glory to God. Once you read the Bible and know what it says, the next step is to find out what it means, you need to study it so that you can apply the proper teaching to your life. You can get some insight into the scripture when you search for a passage of scripture. After you have found the scripture you can click on "show resources" and have access to many different Bible study tools.
|2 Timothy 2:15 Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive His approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.|
|2 Corinthians 2:17 You see, we are not like the many hucksters who preach for personal profit. We preach the word of God with sincerity and with Christ's authority, knowing that God is watching us.|
|Psalm 1:1-2 Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. 2 But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.|
A lifelong habit of "digging the word' will help you to know what God wants, help you steer away from temptation and it will help you tell others about God.As Jesus told his disciples after one of his greatest teaching moments:
|John 13:17 "Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them."|