God is very clear concerning His Word. In this gift we have called the Bible, He has given us everything that pertains to “life and godliness” (II Peter 1.3). Paul further alludes to this fact by saying that “All Scripture is inspired by God (God breathed) and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” (I Timothy 3.16). In II Timothy 2.15, it is also very evident that by studying this Word we achieve God’s approval because we are handling the word of God accurately. Friends, do we actually understand what all that means? Do we really understand what it means to study? According to our English Dictionary, the word “study” is defined by words like “learn, look carefully at, research, analyze and investigate”. I really like that last word “investigate”. It almost looks at it as a mystery that we are diligently seeking in order to discover the Truth. However, it is a very troubling fact that most Christians do not know how to investigate their Bible. Oh we can read it, but to study it goes so much deeper. Be honest with yourself, when was the last time you actually studied (not just read) your Bible?
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