Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Why study?

It's important that as Christians we study God's word. It doesn't matter if you're old, young, new christian, or an old christian, there is always something new to learn. Although there are many reasons we should study I'm only going to go over a few.

First, I think a lot of times we Christians get to where we just listen to a sermon or someone’s view on something and they make it sound so good that we don't even check and see if it lines up with what the Bible says. The Bible warns us about false prophets in Matthew 7:15 "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."How are we going to know if what they're teaching is false or true if we don't study God's word?

Second, In 1 Peter 3:15 it says "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear." So we need to prepare ourselves so we can answer anyone who asks us why we believe what we believe.

Thirdly, because Deuteronomy 4:29 says "But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul." Where will we find Him? Where will learn about Him? John 1:1 says "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." So we get to know him through his Word. By studying His Word. Recently I've gotten to where I just read the Bible everyday and I wasn't studying it like I should. I'm not saying only study your Bible and don't read it. I think it's wonderful to read it and I know you learn a lot that way but I've recently learned that's not always enough, that's not searching for God with all my heart and soul.

Like I said before, these are just a few of the many reasons we should study and I hope they gave you at least a little glimpse of how important it is.



chelsy bontrager said...

Hey! Just discovered your blog (found it on Bethany Wissmann's) Your blog name was soo intriging..and so was your post!I can tell this will be one that I'll be checking alot! May God bless you both as you seek to glorify Him through your blogging! I'm sure you will be an encouragment to many!

Jade S. said...

thanks Chelsy for stopping by:)\
and thank you so much for the ncouragement!
God Bless!

Jade S. said...

sorry. i meant "encouragement"