Thursday, July 17, 2008

Studying God's Word

Don't study God's word to get it over with, study it to expand your knowledge of our savior.

Knowledge of the Bible is so vital to our spiritual growth, that if we don't study his word we will become spiritually hungry and we will not grow. Also, we must not study it to get it to over with so that we can get on with something else, but we must be completely concentrated when we study it.

I have to admit that I often find myself speeding through my morning devotions so that I can get to something else. And this is not how I'm going to advance spiritually. That "something else" should not be more important than studying God's word.

In "The Lord's Prayer" it asks God to "Give us this Day, our Daily Bread." What does he mean by this? I think it means that were not just asking God to give us our physical food but our spiritual food also, so that we will not become physically or spiritually hungry.


Margaret Neufeld said...

You feed your body three times a day. And the soul? I saw that on a church sign. I really like your insight on that verse.

Roshan said...

"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God."

Amen, brother - what a profound truth we need to be constantly aware of!

Life Savior said...

Yep, it so easy to just speed through our "Bible time" and not think about what we're reading.

I like your insite on the "give us this day our daily bread." I'm not sure if it's right, but it's good thinking!


Life Savior said...

I agree I will someitmes just read it because I have to, and that's not a good motive.


Eric said...

I totally know what you are talking about man. In the morning I always try to speed through my devotions to get on with the day. I've been trying to really slow down and comprehend rather then just read to get it over with.

RYC: That was really my whole point, but if you look through the comments we went into a few different subjects. :D


Erik B. said...

Amen! We need to have a hunger for God's Word and focus on hiding His Word in our hearts and not only our heads. Good Post!

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