20. Studying God’s Word

Please remember to pray before reading!

Yesterday we learned that God longs to reveal Himself to us. We can learn about God through nature, and through His Word. As we turn our hearts toward Him, as seek to become better acquainted with Him, He will speak to us in a personal way through His Holy Spirit.

Matthew 10:29-31 — God cares about you, more than you can imagine!

1 Peter 5:7 — Jesus invites you to take all your problems to Him, because He cares!

Psalm 56:8 — Jesus sees every tear.

1 Corinthians 2:9 — What God has prepared for you is beyond our imagination!

Psalm 33:5 — God's goodness is everywhere.

Psalm 107:43 — God's loving care is visible to the wise.

Psalm 16:11 — God leads us by providence, and will show us the way.

Psalm 32:8 — God promises to instruct, teach and guide us.

1 Corinthians 10:11 —The Bible teaches us, by giving many examples.

Romans 15:4 — God's Word brings comfort and hope.

John 5:39 — Jesus is the center of the Bible; it revolves around Him.

John 6:53, 63 — Jesus' words give us spiritual life.

1 Peter 2:2 — God's Word is spiritual food, and need to crave it.

2 Timothy 3:16 — Study the inspired Word to discover truth for your life.

Romans 10:17 — Faith increases by study of the Word.

Hebrews 4:12 — God's Word is powerful, and alive, and it penetrates deep.

Psalm 119:11 — Hide the Word in your heart to overcome sin.

Proverbs 2:1-6 — The Word is full of treasure.

Psalm 119:18 — We must be willing to have our eyes opened to spiritual truth.

John 16:13 —The Holy Spirit reveals truth to those who seek it.

Let us prayerfully consider these questions:

  1. Do I truly believe that God loves and cares about me, and that He is big enough to handle all my problems?
  2. Do I recognize God’s leading in my life, and trust that He is guiding me when I ask Him to?
  3. Is God’s Word precious to me, and do I spend time daily listening to God’s voice speak to me through His Word?
  4. As I read the Bible, do I exalt Jesus as the central theme of all I read, so that my love for Him increases daily?
  5. Am I saturating my mind with the Word of God daily, and avoiding worldly input that destroys the love of the Word?
  6. As a result of deep daily meditation on the Word, is Jesus always on my mind?
  7. Do I sense God teaching me truth as I study His Word, and am I willing to follow it?
  8. Do I value the principles and wisdom found in the Word of God above any worldly wisdom or secular ideas?
  9. Do I study the Bible deeply, reading it thoughtfully and slowly, and meditating on what I read, and memorizing it often?
  10. Do I always pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit before I study God’s Word, and ask Him to open my heart to be receptive to what I read?