10 Reasons to Study the Bible

1. The Bible yields sweet fruits to him that reads. Its depths are unfathomable, and its riches are unlimited (Romans 11:33).

2. A knowledge of Gospel truth is necessary before we can be made free from sin (John 8:32).

3. We cannot make clear to unsaved people what is not clear to ourselves. “The disciple is not above his teacher.” The blind must not lead the blind (Luke 6:39; Romans 2:19; II Peter 1:9).

4. The possession of a working knowledge of the Bible arms one for the warfare of life. “And take unto ourselves the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:17).

5. A working knowledge of the Bible “furnishes the man of God to every good work.” There is a Bible message to cover every condition and problem of every human being. It can be used in every emergency from cradle to the grave (II Timothy 3:13-17).

6. The knowledge of the Bible enables one to be comforted and offers help to discouraged and distressed brethren. “Comfort one another with these words” (I Thessalonians 4:18).

7. Only by a knowledge of the Word of God can you feed your soul. “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by everyword that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).

8. A lack of Bible knowledge will make you a workman that needeth to be ashamed, because you do not know how to handle aright the word of truth (II Timothy 2:15).

9. A knowledge of the Bible is the only safeguard against fatal error. “...Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?” (Mark 12:24).

10. We cannot be the parents we ought to be without nurturing our children in the chastening and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4).

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