WHY STUDY THE BIBLE?

“And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.” (Ecc. 12:12), but there is only one book written by God.

How many copies are sold and how that compares with the #1 best seller is irrelevant (Matt. 24:35). Many have tried to destroy the Bible. People like Matthew Henry have even predicted its disappearance.

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Understanding Spiritual Growth As It Relates to Our Reading

It seems a pity that folks are so bound to the “drive-through, fast-food” format they can’t tolerate reading more than a page at a sitting. Unfortunately, those of us who are writing articles have to try to keep them short or what we produce is lost to the drive-through mentality. That is why we use the hyperlinks to the scriptures, so that if one of our sisters is truly seeking, she’ll find, through the words of God, when she takes the time to see what he says, the way he says it! Then the author’s words are mere pointers to encourage the reader to see what truth God has hidden.

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DIRECTED, PURPOSEFUL BIBLE STUDY

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth” (John 7:17).

studyThis scripture should be the criterion for anyone studying the Bible. A person who wills to do the will of God has that capacity of the mind. In Romans 7 Paul tells the capacity of his mind—the ability of the mind—thelo and thelema. The mind can and will to do either good or evil. In repentance there is the new mind that wills to do the will of God and serve God as described in Romans 7:25.

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