Last week Kate Bortell wrote a wonderful post entitled “The More I Learn The Less I Know”. Kate, after 40 years I can still say the same thing. The Word of God is so immense that in 100 life times we would only begin to fathom only the fringes of the richness of God’s Holy Word. For some this may be discouraging. To me it is encouraging. Golf courses are forever occupied with players trying to more accurately put the ball in that little bitty hole. If it were easy not many would play it.
The reasons that we should study Scripture is because we are instructed to. We aren’t commanded to read just about the Bible, but the very Word of God itself. All of the words of the Bible are God-breathed (inspired) for us.
The Bible is the only source of absolute divine authority, and will inform us of God’s mind and will for our lives. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) This is definitely enough reason to read and study it.
The Qualities of God’s Word
The Bible is infallible in its totality (John 8:47; 20:31)
The Bible is inerrant in its parts (Proverbs 30:5-6)
The Bible is complete (Psalm 119:89)
The Bible is authoritative and final (Revelation 22:18-19)
The Bible is totally sufficient for your needs (Psalm 19:7)
The Bible accomplishes what it promises (Isaiah 55:11)
The Bible provides assurance of salvation
The Benefit of Knowing God’s Word
The Bible is the only source of divine revelation and power that can carry you as a Christian in your walk with God. Look at these significant promises in the Scripture.
The Bible is the source of:
Truth: “Sanctify them by Your truth; Your word is truth” (John 17:17).
God’s blessing: “But He said, ‘More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it'” (Luke 11:28).
Victory: “…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Eph. 6:17).
Growth: “As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby” (1 Pet. 2:2).
Power: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek” (Rom. 1:16).
Guidance: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Ps. 119:105).
Jesus instructed us to learn of Him (Matthew 11:29). God’s Word is where that will happen.