Why Study the Bible?

Why Should I Study my Bible?

We live in a time of instant gratification. If something takes longer than 3 seconds, our attention is reverted elsewhere… it seems.. yet it is never more important than now to devote yourself to Bible Study. It seems too many want to go from bumber sticker to bumper sticker. That is nice but not what God intends for us. Paul admonished Timothy:

'Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who
has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.'
(2 Timothy 2:15 ESV)
Or from the more familiar to many.. KJV translation
2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Study is from the Greek spoudazo¯ (spoo-dad’-zo) means to use speed, that is, to make effort, be prompt or earnest: – do (give) diligence, be diligent (forward), endeavour, labour, study

In otherwords.. work hard and be regular at the task of studying your Scriptures.

The
term 'workman' is from the Greek ergate¯s
(er-gat'-ace)
meaning a
toiler;
figuratively a teacher:
- labourer, worker (-men).
We have not been given the Grace of Salvation in order to sit down, it
ie EACH Christian's responsibility to seek and to save that which is
lost.  We are to prepare ourselves to go out into the world and teach
them of Christ and what He has done for us... and for them.. then to
instruct them in the Scriptures. To do that, we must first know the
scriptures.. 
If in a situation can you take a person through the scriptures and show
them what it means to be a sinner, why they need a saviour and how to
be saved? This takes practice and diligence.. when is the last time
you gave your testimony on what Christ did for you, how and when He
did it? What were the circumstances?
Can you write your testimony down? Can you write down some Scripture
references? Can you refer to these regularly? Sure you can.. but more
importantly, will you use them when you go out? Here is a very useful
link to the Roman Road to Salvation.. all Scriptures are in Romans,
makes it easier but still complete.
http://www.contenderministries.org/romanroad.php
The more you Study your Bible.. the more you will share with others.. you
talk about what you do, or are interestedd in.. just listen to
football fans.. basketball fans.. fishermen.. ladies that love to
cook.. sew, play tennis, you get the idea.. where you put your
attention is where your heart is.. after all, money is merely a
definition of life reduced to the tangible.. and that is what Jesus
was saying 'Where your money (life, attention) is.. there is your
heart also.' Or in modern vernacular..... 'Put your money where your
mouth is...'

 


					
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