Why Do We Study the Bible?
That’s a very good question. Why DO we study the Bible? Some view the Bible as an ancient book of little relevance today, although that is probably because they haven’t met the Author. (You can find out how HERE)
But first, let me ask you a question. In your imagination, how do you see yourself? Are you a pearl fisher, a deep-sea diver, a treasure hunter, a miner, perhaps an intrepid explorer or a great detective? What’s the connection with the subject of this post? Read on to find out why we study the Bible.
We Study the Bible to Learn More about God – The Author
That may seem a rather obvious statement. However, there are some readers who only read to find comfort for themselves, and solutions to their problems. This approach is not wrong in itself. It’s not wrong to look for that help, and there is plenty in the Bible that answers that need. But first and foremost are desire should be to learn more about our wonderful Creator, our Father in Heaven, the Three Persons in One, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. And to worship Him
We Study the Bible to Learn about Salvation
What does that mean? Salvation is the means by which Sinner is saved from eternal punishment by the Saviour Jesus Christ. The wonderful plan of redemption is woven throughout the Books of the Bible. As you read the History (His (ie God’s)….story) you see a pattern of God’s outstretched hand in Love towards Mankind. His voice calling us to a deep and meaningful relationship with Him. You see in the Bible Mankind sometimes moving towards that, often moving away; with consequences.
We read of the ultimate gift of love through the death, and Resurrection, of God’s only Son, Jesus Christ. We learn of a time to come when the struggle will cease.
And we read that God in His infinite and infallible wisdom warns us that a time for closure will come.
THEN We Study the Bible to Learn How to Live
We learn how to live Life as God has intended for us. By the example of Godly men and women whose lives are recorded in the Bible. And by the instructions that are written there for us. But God wants us to live Life out of love for Him and not out of fear of retribution. As a School Teacher once said to me
“I want the children in my care to behave when I leave them alone in the Classroom for a few minutes. Not out of fear of me but because they love me” Jennifer – a Primary School Teacher
And We Study the Bible to prepare for what lies ahead
The final book of the Bible describes what will happen at the end of time. There are other references to the so-called ‘End Times’ such as those you will find in the book of Daniel, and in others too. But the Book of the Revelation details what is to happen. Note: there are many interpretations of this book, and the order of the events recorded. Until it actually happens we cannot be certain BUT one thing we can be sure of is that God spoke it.
It will happen one day.
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, the Lord Jesus Christ will return and every eye will see Him, and bow the knee before Him.
And Then There’s The Wealth That Comes from Studying Your Bible
There are incredible riches to be found when you study your Bible or as some have called it ‘Search the Scriptures’. Nuggets of golden truth you won’t have seen on the surface. Pearls of Wisdom you may have overlooked. Silken threads that string a myriad of verses of Scripture together. The discovery of any of these deepens your love for God, your faith in the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit. And your confidence in the Bible as the true and living Word of God will increase.
Conclusion – The Great Adventure awaits!
Whether you see yourself as a pearl fisher, a deep-sea diver, a treasure hunter, or a miner of precious gems. Perhaps even an explorer or a great detective like the fictional Sherlock Holmes. Bible Study is a great adventure just waiting for you to begin.
So where to start this adventure of a lifetime? Follow the links below
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