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).