Why should I study the word of God?

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Tuesday, May 22




"This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. – Joshua 1:8

The word of God is like a manual. It's not just a book that contains stories of a bunch of miraculous events and all. The word is the life of God. It is our guide. The word of God builds us up spiritually. "So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. – Acts 20:32

We shouldn't study the word of God just because everybody else does it. It should mean something to you. You should get excited to know about God in His word. Once you open the scriptures, you find Him right there. I love what the scriptures say in the first chapter of psalms. Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. – Psalm 1:1-3

This is just so beautiful. The word of God is really that powerful. Studying the word of God is allowing God into our hearts. Studying once on Sunday is not enough. In order to produce fruit, we have to abide in Jesus who is the word. "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. – John 15:4. And in order to abide in God we have to be obedient to His word.

The word of God is the way to true righteousness. Until we learn how to study the word of God and practice what is written in it, we'll never really be in communion with Christ Jesus. Besides, no one can really know how to function right until they get back to their creator who is found in the scriptures. If only we could study the word like we meant it, like our lives depended on it, because they do. This is the way of the believer. When you study, something is done. God begins to work in you at such a level that you might never ever comprehend. The word reaches past your flaws and settles right in the core of your being. Jesus said, those who had their houses built on solid rock were stable. They prayed during difficult situations. They prayed when they never had anything major bothering them. They knew that there was no other way but the way of Jesus.

Friends, the word is the true power of God Almighty. He is present in the word. The scripture says, All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness – 2 Timothy 3:16. Everything in the Bible is important. Don't overlook the power of the word. It's not just some word from a deity, it is the word of the one and only true God. We cannot reach the level of righteousness that Christ requires of us without having to study His word first. Most of us became born again after somebody preached to us. The word is life changing. Studying the word consistently is what causes results. The word of God is rich and infallible.

Prayer

Father, teach me how to study the word of life. God I know it is the true power of your presence. Help me to focus on you, help me to give you my best. I ask that you give me wisdom and understanding each time I study. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray,  amen. 

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