Why Study the Bible?

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Sometimes it’s hard to endure brokenness when things around you are against you and there seems to be no hope in sight.  People tell us to have faith but that is easier said than done; right?  It can be if you are trying to pull this faith out of thin air.  If your faith has no root or foundation to stand on or to be feed.  We have been told to read our bibles at home, we are told to go to Sunday school and to attend bible study but has anyone every told you why?

2 timothy 3:16-17

16All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 timothy 2

15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

16But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

17And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;

18Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

19Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

Without study or knowledge of the Word of God what is it that our certainty stand on?  To make it simple, why do you believe what you believe? Who said so? Why did they say it? Why can you trust God? How can you know God if you don’t read His Word? Or better yet read His biography? “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God…”  You will never get all you need to know on Sunday, even if you got to Sunday School; nor will you get it all if you go to bible study on Wednesday.  You will really not get it all if the Pastor likes to play it safe and only preach the joy, joy and blessings abundantly sermons.  Without a solid foundation built on the Law of God and His Prophets and Apostles, you are building on sand and your faith is lacking substance.  To have faith is to have conviction in the object of your faith.  Can you truly trust a stranger with your life?  If that cannot be then how do you trust a God that you do not know anything about because you will not read about Him?  It’s like people who read about Abraham Lincoln but don’t read about his opinions on Africian American slaves at the time.  How do you know a man without knowing all and not just the things that are pleasing to you?

When you don’t know, you leave room for Satan to decieve you.  You go into the house and leave the front door unlock and the thief can come in and steal your joy.  You cover yourself in only have the armour then go to battle.  Its like fighting without the shield, using just the sword plus not knowing how to properly use the sword.  You are armed and dangerous to yourself and everyone around you as well as watching you live your life.  By not knowing the Word of God, you reflect a partial image of Him and people get the wrong impression about God.  I think a main reason for this is that the conviction on our lives would be so great as the Holy Spirit would reveal all of the iniquity in our lifestyles.  Then we couldn’t say Lord I didn’t know that I was not suppose to do that.  To have power you must connect to the source and to build yourself up you have to be connected to the source.  To fight the good fight of the faith you have to know the source.  We are warring against a fallen angel that use to dwell with God, so he knows the bible and how to use it against us.  So far he is doing a pretty good job.  But since we fear the bible and the change in our lives that it would cause; we continue to play dumb.

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