The enemy is taking advantage of this generation’s biblical ignorance and illiteracy. We’re so preoccupied with the American dream (career, hobbies, vacations, family) that we’ve neglected the Christian call. We’re not only biblically illiterate, but we’re also vandalists; We don’t just ignore the Word of God, we try to alter it to fit our emotional desires. This is why in today’s episode, Dale and Veronica discuss why Christians must study their Bible and not just read it.
Key Takeaways From This Episode:
- It is important to know the difference between knowing God and understanding God. Let’s relate it to reading and studying; When we read God’s word, we know Him, but when we study God’s Word in meditation and prayer we understand Him. Many Christians know God, few understand Him.
- Studying scripture is a command from God.
- Be diligent in studying God’s word in order to work to know Him.
- You can’t know the Bible by allowing other people to tell you what’s in it.
- By studying the Bible you will learn:
- The difference between true and false doctrine.
- How to properly interpret God’s doctrine (which is where we get much false doctrine).
- How to rightly divide the truth to others: Milk to the babies, the Gospel to the lost, meat to the mature.
- It is important to ask yourself: Are you working to know Him? Are you hoping to be used by Him? Are you seeking His Kingdom?
- Jeremiah 9:23-24 “Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me.”
- 2 Timothy 2:15 “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
- ESV Study Bible
- MacArthur Study Bible
- For the Love of God’s Word: An Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
- Blue Letter Bible
After watching or listening to this episode, what is your opinion? Do you have any questions or comments? Maybe you have something to add to the discussion? If so, let us know in the comments below.