By Douglas M. Williams, Sr
“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
“Search the Scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me” (John 5:39).
“These (in Berea) 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” (Acts 17:11).
These people studied with an open mind and an open Bible, and such is a winning combination to learn God’s will for us today.
Some thoughts in this article are from A. L. Franks of the Magnolia Messenger. As he stated, it may be that you should lay this article aside (for a while) and start your daily Bible reading right now. Because you can go to heaven without reading this article, but you can’t go to heaven without learning and obeying the teachings of the world’s greatest Book.
We should make daily Bible reading and study a part of our daily routine like we do in eating, sleeping, etc. God bless each of us in our diligent daily Bible study. You will thank God throughout eternity for the time you spend reading and studying His precious Word.
These lines of an unknown author are titled, “An Unused Book”:
“Mother, I found an old dusty thing high on the shelf – just look!”
“Why that’s a Bible, Tommy dear; be careful – that’s God’s book!”
“God’s Book!” the child exclaimed; “then Mother, before we lose it,
We’d better send it back to God, for you know, we never use it.”