There is nothing more important for the development of the spiritual life of the Christian than regular, systematic Bible study.
God has placed within each person’s heart a need for spiritual sustenance. He has provided for this need with his Word, which is literally more essential than physical food and literally more precious than any material resource.
In discussions concerning interpretations of the Bible, we often hear the phrase, “you took that out of context.” In fact, we often hear that in discussions outside the Bible, as when the media quotes a politician and the politician feels he or she has been unfairly treated. In its popular usage, the phrase seems simply to mean, “You got that wrong.”
Most people who read the Bible do so without a clearly defined goal. It is better to study the Bible with a more defined purpose in mind, for its subject matter and its intended meaning.
Many a one who is eagerly asking, “What method shall I pursue in my Bible study?” needs something that goes far deeper than a new and better method.
Herein I will help you find the path to continued understanding of God's Word. You might be asking yourself sometimes, “How is it that I, desire the light of God's Word, and I have yet to fully discover it? Why do I feel like a blind person groping for the wall, and yet stumble around at midday as if it were midnight?
A facet of benefiting from the Bible is that it shows us the way to get the best out of life now, even in our human imperfection.
Literally billions of men and women have a Bible. However, while they may own a Bible and even carry the Bible to their church meetings, can they honestly say that they love God’s Word?
The Bible gives us answers to questions about this life and the one to come, which can be found nowhere else, and offers illumination to its readers. Those who take in this life-saving knowledge are freed from the misunderstandings of life that dominate billions of others.
This blog article will discuss how we get the Word of God down into our hearts and how we can grow spiritually. In line with the model Jesus provided, a Christian who wants to grow spiritually will not be satisfied with a superficial knowledge of the Bible. He will regularly dig deeply into its contents, realizing that “solid food is for the mature.” (Heb. 5:14)