Christians Have to Engage the Bible Starting in Churches
Christians know the messages in the Bible through methods adapted by respective churches. Many, if not all, churches would teach the verses in the Bible with the goal of teaching the contexts accurately as possible and be able to recognize and respect the words of God while sending out the messages to Christians. Churches have the objective of teaching the words of God in the most in-depth manner and yet with accessibility, to be understandable and yet not overly simplified for the Christian listeners.
Several people may ask why Bible study is important to Christians when in fact the church is distributing the messages in the Bible during mass or when Christians congregate. In this article, Christians are given some reasons on the importance of Bible study in their lives. God’s words are reflected on the Bible, and by studying it, we will get to know more about our God, why He thinks in such a way, and what and how He thinks in that context. Through the Bible, we are taught how God operates, thereby being led on how to enjoy His blessings and avoid destruction.
Our first realization on why we study the Bible is that of a revelation of our position in Christ. The Bible is centered around our Lord Jesus Christ from Genesis to Revelation, with the scriptures pointing our salvation by Jesus. Through Bible study, we are taught how to gain access to victory only in Christ and be able to exercise triumph through Him, thus we are to realize who we are in the Lord and what power we have in Jesus Christ.
Our inheritance in Christ and what belongs to us are revealed in the Bible as we study it. Paul said in Acts 20:32 that through the words of God we will be able to inherit healing, prosperity, long life, peace and ultimately eternal life, and these words are sanctified. It is said that if we are ignorant of what we stand to enjoy as Christians, the devil will cheat and destroy us for this lack of knowledge.
The revelation of our authority over the devil is revealed in the Bible, thus the devil does not have dominion over Christians.
Our spiritual growth is enhanced as we read the Bible, just like eating food where our body is being nourished, so does our spirit is nourished when we read the Bible. There is spiritual growth in young Christians who will study the Bible, and hopefully they will become matured Christians who are believers in the word of God in their hearts who are kept away from sins and leading a victorious life under Christ.