Learning the grace and wisdom of God’s Word
|How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
-Ps. 119:103, 105
God has taken great pains to reveal Himself to everyone through His Word, the Bible. He gave us this book that is not meant to sit on a shelf, but to be read and studied with an ultimate goal of gaining a better understanding of who He is and His plan for us.
It is a blessing for every Christian to study and learn the Bible. Some may think that just knowing Jesus is enough, or that the Bible is confusing or hard to understand. To be sure, some of Scripture can be difficult for even the most scholarly. But unless we study in God’s word on a consistent basis, how are we to know what God says?
How is this done?
- Remember that the Bible is God’s love story for you — From the first pages of the Bible to the end, it’s the story about how God loves you. We were lost in sin, but the Father sent His Son Jesus to find us. From Genesis, through the cross, to Revelation, we see the red thread of the blood of Christ—poured out for us!
- Know that every word of the Bible is true — The Bible tells us “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” -2 Tim. 3:16–17.
Because the Bible is inspired by God, it is without error and inherently profitable for us to guide us in our daily walk. The moment we come to faith in Christ, we have the Holy Spirit within us. His Holy Spirit is the power behind our understanding His word, equipping us to become more mature in our faith.