As we all have been through school (most people for at least 13 years and if you went to a 4-year college then 17 years), I’m sure you cringe when you hear the word study. I know I do. The word “study” brings back so many haunting memories of late nights, early mornings, and even failed test. My brain would literally hurt and feel completely overloaded with information. There were many times I was positive that my brain had reached its limit.
The main reason I disliked studying is because I knew the information I was having to store in my brain wasn’t useful for my future or wasn’t of interest to me. That is why studying God’s Word is different. As a Christian, God’s Word should be very useful and important information in your life. His Word comes in book-form and contains all the information we need to live a godly lifestyle honorable to Him.
But what if we are a Christian but don’t study God’s Word? I mean its not like school that has test right? No, its not school but life does contain random/pop-up quizzes and test. By the way, that’s another word every former or current student dislikes right, pop-up (currently cringing). But its true. We never know when something is going to happen in our lives and we need encouragement from God’s Word. However, we don’t know where to go looking for it because we don’t know enough about God’s Word to help us navigate through the storm.
We as Christians need to be prepared. We serve God and love Him but maybe we don’t know Him as much a we should. We need to dig into God’s Word so we know who it is we love and who loves us. We need to be prepared when life throws us lemons so we can make holy-lemonade to throw back at it. But seriously, God’s Word is purposeful information to store in your brain. Matter of fact, its the best information your brain can hold. So let’s get to know our God by studying his word, shall we?
“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.” – 2 Timothy 3:16-17