why should i study the bible

Bible study 2…Why Should I Study the Bible?

There are other spiritual activities such as prayer and fasting one can partake in, what’s the fuss about bible study anyway?

  • The Bible is the word of God, written by him for our use.

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” 2 Timothy 3:16

  • The word of God provides direction for our daily lives.

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path” Psalm 119:105

  • The Bible tells us about God.

“And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself”. Luke 24: 27

  • It helps us believe in God.

“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name”.John 20: 31

  • It develops or is the foundation of our faith.

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” Romans 10:17

  • It is an important weapon in our warfare as Children of God

“Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?” Jeremiah 23:29

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” Ephesians 6:17

  • It is the source of our hope.
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“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope” Romans 15:4

  • It is able to bring about Salvation.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek” Romans 1:16

“Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls” James 1:21

  • It is essential for our spiritual growth.

“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby” 1 Peter 2:2

  • It is the food of the soul.

“Thy words were found, and I did eat them” Jer 15:16a

“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” Matthew 4:4

  • It cleanses us and purifies us

“Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word” Psalm 119:9

“Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you” John 15:3

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