Wednesday, February 23, 2011


There is much to be said about studying the Word of God. Study in the Greek means to use speed, that is, to make effort, be prompt or earnest: - do (give) diligence, be diligent (forward), endeavour, labour, study.

Wow! Do we do all those things? Are we diligent about studying God’s word as we are in other things in our lives? Do we read books about God’s word and take it at face value? We need to make it our aim to know God and His Word more intimately.

The five W’s of studying are: who, what, when, where and why.

Who should study?
Everyone who wants to learn more about God and His word.
The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things. Proverbs 15:28

When we are in the Bible studying we learn what God says about things.

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2Timothy 2:15

Comparing scripture to scripture will prepare us to answer intelligently.

What to study?
God’s word
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. John 5:39

Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Proverbs 30:5

For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth. Psalm 33:4

When to study?
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Act 17:11

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90:12

Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:16

Where to study?
In a quiet place

The Bible does not list any particular place, but a quiet peaceful spot where the Lord can speak to you is a good place to start.

Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. Psalm 4:4

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10

Be still and know that He is God and listen for His teaching.

Why study?
To be ready to share the Word
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: 1Peter 3:15

To get wisdom
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. Proverbs 3:13

To lighten your path
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105

To know God’s way
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. [6] In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

To know God
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. Titus 1:16

God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God. Psalm 53:2

Knowledge is a wonderful thing to have but wisdom is applying the knowledge. I have my work cut out for me, how about you?

Have a blessed day,

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