The Bible is essential to discipleship. Without a regular diet of God’s Word, our spiritual growth will be stunted.
But when we develop the discipline of studying the Scriptures, we’ll become spiritually strong and we’ll be empowered to obey God.
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and training in righteousness.
Apostle Paul explained here the purpose of the Bible;
- That you might have the correct systematic understanding of God, Jesus the Messiah, the Holy Spirit, man, sin, the plan of redemption, the hope of our heavenly future.
- That you might know how God would have you to live. To reprove us when we go astray from His straight path.
- To correct us when we are wrong or do wrong.
- To instruct us in the right way to live. How to live so that our lives might be pleasing to God, and that we might live in fellowship with Him.
- That we might come into spiritual maturity.
- That we might become thoroughly furnished for every good work;
- That we might become equipped to be all that God would have us to be.
- The Word of God in our hearts will give us power over sin.
Questions for Reflection:
Do you consistently study your Bible?
How frequently do you read God’s Word?
What are the common reasons you may neglect to read your Bible?
How can you avoid these distractions in the future?