Also, it is a guide to Christians as a map is to wayfarers.
Studying God’s Word arms you with the spiritual shield and weapons to fight when necessary.
Ephesians 6:11-12 admonishes that we should “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
This is only possible when you study the Bible. Through the study, you know and can claim your rights as a child of the Kingdom.
Every passage of the Bible ought to be read prayerfully, carefully, and lovingly. Although some things in the Bible may seem difficult to comprehend, if you diligently study with the help of the Holy Spirit, you will get clarity.
One beauty about God’s word is that it never expires. It is as fresh as dawn. Daily intake of His word can be likened to a daily intake of nutrients necessary for survival.
However, refusing to study the word of God reduces man’s spiritual value. Thus, leaving man in a deplorable state.
1. If we are going astray, The Word of God corrects us.
God’s Word is many things to different situations. One of which is being a correction. Sometimes, the Almighty God uses His written letter to correct His children when wrong.
King David experienced this. He testified thus: “Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.” (Psalm. 119:65, 67).
2. The Word of God instructs us if we are ignorant.
David said, “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.” (Psalm 119:130). This implies that the Word of God gives you insights into things and situations you were not aware of. It enlightens its readers and gives wisdom and understanding.
Again, he says, “Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.
I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.” (Psalm 119:98-100).
Jesus said to certain people who were in error about certain doctrines, “…Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.” (Matthew 22:29)
Ignorance of the Scriptures and of the power of God leaves one exposed to all sorts of error and cunning craftiness of men. But when you hide God’s Word in your heart and have the genuine experience of holiness, you get filled with His great thoughts and are truly wise. And if you humbly watch and pray, you will be safeguarded from error.
3. The study God’s word makes our hearts tender toward Him.
The constant reading of the Scripture makes the reader yearn for God. You understand God’s precepts and ways when you read His Word. It fills your hearts with His thoughts and love when you meditate on them.
4. Studying the word of God helps to increase our faith.
When Paul and Silas were chased out of Thessalonica, they went to the city of Berea and preached Jesus there. The people of Berea “were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Furthermore, “many of them believed” (Acts 17:11-12).
Belief always follows an honest searching of the Scriptures. If your desire is to strengthen your faith, feeding on God’s Word is the only way.
5.The study of God’s word helps us to know Him better.
You cannot know God except you find Him in His Word. Know Him for yourself, by yourself, not solely through what others tell you. To have a workable relationship with God, you need to read and study His Word.
6. Regular study of the Scripture helps us to pray with more faith and power.
God’s word aids Christians to become acquainted with His will. It reveals His promises and encourages our faith. Testimonies abound in the Scripture where people prayed and got answers to their prayers.
It challenges the readers to pray and teaches us how to pray to get speedy answers.
7. Read the Bible regularly if you want to speak to the hearts of saints and sinners with more effect.
The Bible is replete with examples of the efficacy of the Scripture. It breaks hardened hearts and mends broken souls. It gives different approaches to reaching out to sinners. Just as importantly, it restores the backsliders.
8. Studying God’s Word prevents us from making a shipwreck of our faith.
The Word of God is a light to brighten our walk with God. It guides Christian against the danger of falling. It gives essentials on how we ought to walk. Studying it helps us maintain our daily devotion to God. Feeding from it refreshes and renews your soul when you read.
In conclusion, the benefits of studying God’s Word are enormous. There is no overdose of the Word of God, as over-eating is detrimental to the body. The constant study of God’s Word brings health to one’s flesh and is beneficial to one’s spiritual health.
The more you feed on God’s Word, the more energetic, you become.
Truly, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
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