Many of us work hard to read the Bible through in a year. That’s a great goal- one that is to be commended. The more we read the Bible through, the better. This is a type of reading known as ‘passive reading’. We have another Bible reading tool that every Bible reader should have in their toolbox- a type of reading known as ‘active reading’. Active reading allows us to slow down and take our time with a text. I’ve noticed that I miss a lot of things if all I do is read fast to meet a yearly...Read More
Hiding the Word in our hearts is one of the most important things we can do as Christians. Memorizing God’s Word helps us to grow deeper in the Word, helps us to be better at witnessing to others, helps us to defend the faith, and helps us to grow closer to God. Hiding the Word in our hearts is part of getting closer to God. Psalm 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Deuteronomy 6:6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: Colossians...Read More
One of the most important things we can in our walk with God is to study the scriptures. Growing deeper in God’s Word helps us to grow closer to God. It helps build our faith and helps us to have wisdom. It helps us to make proper judgments based on the way God sees things. It helps us to witness to others and defend the faith. Studying the scriptures gives us the knowledge do the work of God. 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Another reason to study the scriptures is so that we can be ready to give an answer to others. 1 Peter 3:15 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: The Bible itself tells us to study the scriptures. John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Studying the scriptures gives us the knowledge to...Read More
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