We are made for more.
The world states that women have a place of progression, of divisiveness that pushes us to the next level beyond broken human constraints. Not just be more, do more, but you are more.
So then we ponder: who exactly are we, who am I? Am I this progressive woman or am I behind the times of my peer group? Do I even want to be up-to-snuff with my would be circle of friends? But more importantly, who does God say I am?
We must weigh our self-image against the tide, and seek out truth. This is why we always need to look at God’s Word.
2 Timothy 2:15 NIV
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
Do your best… best at what? To present yourself as one approved for the work that the Lord has for us, one who is not ashamed to be a child a God. And more importantly, we need to be able to handle The Word correctly.
How do we do this? It’s as simple as this: read your Bible. The Word will take you beyond the world’s definition of the modern woman. It will show you true womanhood, and that you and I were made for more than any man-made idea.
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
The Word is alive, not just for a time, a place or a people, but for all. It’s alive for you, for me. We cannot dismiss this command for lack of understanding or education. It is written for all. Despite the history, God has placed men along the track of time called to place a Bible in all hands and in all languages. Scholars need not apply, because the doors are open for all. God’s Word speaks to this.
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
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4 thoughts on “Why Study the Bible”
Great post Maryann. God’s word is life changing. We cannot get enough.
It’s life’s Instruction manual! Thanks, Mary Ann
It is a step I need to take more often! Thanks Maryann! I look forward to reading more of your wise words!