The Bible is an incredible book of history and facts that proves that there is a God that created all things. Most important of all, the Bible is the Word of God. It contains the mind of God and His will for each one of our lives. That is why the Bible was given to us. Paul the Apostle says in, 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 complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. Why should we study the Word of God? The following are a few scriptural reasons that we should consider when answering this question. First, the Word of God is infallible. There is no error in God s Word. The law of the Lord is perfect concerning our soul. The testimony of the Lord is not only infallible it is inerrant. , Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar. The purity of His words does not need anything added to it. God warns us not to misrepresent His scripture. Second, the Word of God is complete. The Bible does not need any new chapters or verses. It is all given to us already. Many cults add their own books or commentaries to the Bible. All you need is God s Word because it is the holy Word of God. It is complete. In, God gives us a warning, For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Third, the Word of God is totally authoritative. The book of says Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven. The Word of God is the only source for absolute divine authority. This divine authority is for you and me as servants of Jesus Christ. When some say, I have a word from the Lord for you, write it down and as you study God s word see if the Lord speaks to you through His Scriptures. Only then will you know if the Lord is truly speaking to you. Fourth, God s Word is totally sufficient for all of our needs. We don t need anything else. In
it reads 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 complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. We Christians can be totally secure in the Lord by studying the Bible because it is God s plan for our life. And fifth, the Word of God will accomplish what it promises. If God told you something will happen, and you wait, it will happen.
In it says, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. God sent His word to accomplish His perfect will in our lives. If God makes a promise to you He will fulfill it in His own time. There are so many promises given to us in the Bible. These promises reassure us and bring comfort to our lives in our times of trial. I challenge you to take time to study the Word of God. The Lord will show you wonderful things that will change your life. Raul Ries is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Golden Springs and President of Somebody Loves You Ministries. Today I would like to share with you the three reasons why every Christian has to study the Word of God. I am not saying these are the only reasons why one must find time to study the Word, but they are among the many reasons why you should do so. To know the will of God Knowing the will of God is important especially when you are praying. Some of our unanswered prayers are a result of not knowing the will of God. The Bible is so clear in that if we ask anything according to His will, He will answer us. What a powerful promise this is. Despite that, the Lord has promised to answer what we ask Him for but there is a condition attached to and that is if we ask according to His will only.
The Bible is the only book where God has revealed His will to us. Let me give you a practical example of how praying according to His will has changed my life. Some years ago, I encountered which says that those who dwell in His shelter will not fear the pestilence that stalks at night. At that time, I was one of the people who a year could not pass without getting sick but after I read this verse I realized that God does not want me to get sick. Now after knowing His will over my life, my prayer changed from asking him to protect me from diseases and sicknesses to declaring that I will never be sick again. It has been more than seven years now ever since I got sick and I can firmly say that I will never get sick again. Glory! You know now why it is important to study His word? is just an example where God has revealed His will towards our life. Start studying the Word and you will be amazed at what you will learn about His will. To renew our mind tells us not to conform to the pattern of this world but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. How can we renew our mind? We renew our mind by studying the Word of God. The Word of God has changed my way of thinking over the years. Before I came to know the Lord, I used to think about filthy things. I could not sleep until I think about something dirty.
The few years I have been with Lord, His Word has sanctified my mind and the more I study His Word, the more I think the way He does. The Word of God is the only truth which can transform the way we think. The Word speaks to us in times of trouble About three years ago my family went through the darkest days of our lives. Something really bad happened that left every member of my family distressed and hopeless. It was the first time I experience such trauma in my life. My whole body felt so weak. I was not sick physically but I just felt sick in my soul and I could not find the strength to pull myself together. I could see my Bible lying on the ground but I could not pick it up and read it. During this time, I learned something really important and that s the fact that the Word we study now gives us strength in times when reading the Bible is just not possible. Like I said earlier, I could not study my Bible because of what I was going through but the Word of God that I had studied sometime back was popping up in my mind and giving me the strength. My fellow Christian, if you have not been in a similar situation to mine you may not know what I am talking about, but I tell you the Word of God gives us strength in times of trouble when you do not even have the strength to pull your Bible from the drawer. Shalom.