We need to learn God’s Word

Bible Basics

by Bob Burridge ©2011, 2021
Lesson 8: We need to learn God’s Word

Every day we need to be learning more about what God tells us in the Bible. It’s one of the tools God promises to use to make us stronger Chistians. God always speaks the truth as the Bible tells us what we should believe and do. God’s word is also powerful to help us conform to what it tells us we should be.

Psalm 119 is a Prayer that thanks God for giving us his word in the Bible.

119:160, “The entirety of Your word is truth”
119:11, “Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.”
119:24, “Your testimonies also are my delight And my counselors.”
119:98, “You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; For they are ever with me.

We should read our Bibles every day. Psalm 1:2 says that a person is blessed by God when “… his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.” We should pray to ask God to help us understand, love, and obey his word as we read it. Psalm 119:18, “Open my eyes, that I may see Wondrous things from Your law.”

We should listen to those God sends to teach us. God gives us Pastors and other teachers in our churches. Jeremiah 3:15, “And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.”

God tells parents to help their children learn God’s word. Deuteronomy 6:6-9, “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”

Learning about the Bible is one of the ways God uses to help us become better Christians. Psalm 19:7-8, “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;”

2 Timothy 3:15-17, “… from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

Talk about what you read in the Bible when you are with your family and friends so you can help each other learn more about what is right and true.

(Bible verses are quoted from the New King James Version of the Bible)
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About Bob Burridge

I've taught Science, Bible, Math, Computer Programming and served 25 years as Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Pinellas Park, Florida. I'm now Executive Director of the ministry of the Genevan Institute for Reformed Studies

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