“…the [woman] who would know God must give time to him…” – A.W. Tozer
Why is studying the Bible important?
It’s not because we are “bad” Christian’s if we don’t. In fact, there are no laws about how much a Christian should or should not read the Scriptures. There are, however, a few very important reasons to being continually reading the Word.
1) The Bible tells us to “hide God’s word in our hearts” that we might not sin against him.
There is a simple fact that a single mind and heart can only “hold” so much.
The more we fill our hearts and minds with God, the less room there is for our sinful nature.
2) The Bible is our “sounding board” of God’s voice.
In other words, we can know when God is speaking by comparing his words to those in the Bible.
The more you know the Bible, the more you can recognize the Lord’s voice in your heart.
God says that he is continually speaking to us. But we have to have “ears to hear”.
3) The Bible is our “sword” to fight spiritual battles.
In Ephesians, Paul compares the Word of God to a sword. The Word is the one weapon we have to fight the enemy.
Because of this, Satan would love nothing better than to keep us away from the Bible. He certainly doesn’t want us to have a weapon to fight him with!
Therefore, we must daily strap our sword to our side and stand firm in Christ.