We all have different reasons why we study the Bible. Some of us look for encouragements and good advises, others they look for comforting words in times of struggles and afflictions. Others expects enlightenment, wisdom, and purpose in life.
Here are few reasons:
1.The Bible yields food for the soul. For man does not live by bread alone but by every Word that comes out from the mouth of God.
“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
2.The knowledge of God’s truth brings freedom.
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
3.The Bible reveals God’s view of man. It also enables the student to see himself as God sees him.
“Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.”
4.A working knowledge of the Bible strengthens one’s character. The Bible is a resource of good reasoning and sound teachings.
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”
5.The knowledgeable Christian is able to comfort the discouraged and brokenhearted.
“And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.”
6.The Scriptures contain all good works that are pleasing to God, and give all things that pertain to life and godliness.
2 Tim. 3:16-17
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
7.The Bible is and will be our standard of judgment today and in the last day.
There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day.
I study the Bible looking for evidence about God for I believe that the Scriptures reveal the character and nature of one true God. How about you, what and why do you study the Word of God?