- Why study God’s word
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 3:14-15
You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me,
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 2:1
God’s word is timeless, tested, trusted, and true. See Psalm 19
This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.
1 Corinthians 2:13
- How to study God’s word
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.
- Observe …What do I see?
- Question …What don’t I know?
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
- When to study God’s word.
Give us today our daily bread.
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.
Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.