Why Study the Bible?
2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.
2 Timothy 3:14-17
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood, you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which can make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
2 Timothy 2:15
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Proverbs 3:1-2 ESV
My son, do not forget my teaching but let your heart keep my commandments for the length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.
1 Peter 3:15 ESV
But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,
“You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, that your children's days may be multiplied in the land the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth. For if you will be careful to do all this commandment that I command you to do, loving the Lord your God, walking in all his ways, and holding fast to him,
Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what the will of God is, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Acts 17:11 ESV
These Jews were nobler than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
Put on the whole armor of God so that you can stand against the devil's schemes. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.
Best Practices For Studying The Bible
Pick a place and time that you can consistently use that is quiet with great lighting,
preferably a firm chair.
If you do not, you will probably fall asleep if you use the bed, couch, or recliner.
Always pray before you start for revelation, understanding, wisdom, and to have more of a lifestyle that mirrors his Word.
Knowledge Lesson 1 (Genesis Chapters 1- 4) It Was God's will for man to replenish and subdue the earth. (Gen. 1:28) Everything God made was good. (Gen. 1:31) Monogamy was God's order for marriage from the beginning. (Gen. 2:24) The serpent's introduction to the woman was through a question. (Gen. 3:1) After the fall, man was not left in the Garden of Eden. (Gen. 3:23-24) The placing of cherubims on guard was an act of mercy. (Gen. 3:22-24) Because Cain's heart was wrong is the primary reason why God rejected his offering. (Gen. 4:6-7) Lamech killed a man in self-defense. (Gen. 4:23) There are three sons of Adam mentioned by name in chapter 4. (Gen. 4:1-2,25) Fact reviews: The rivers mentioned in the second chapter are Pison, Gihon, Hiddekel, and Euphrates. (Gen 2:10-14) God promise a Redeemer in Gen.3:15.