The more I study the Bible the more I realize that there is more to learn. It raises as many questions as it answers. The person with a nominal knowledge of the Bible might assume that he knows enough, but the person who digs deep into the Word realizes that there are yet greater depths to be explored. Even the greatest scholars have but touched the hem of the garment. We don’t master the Bible, it masters us.
Some might assume that the Bible is a boring book, but that is only true of those who are not well acquainted with it. Those who spend much time in that blessed book get lost in its wonder. How can they not? As someone said, “The Bible is a book man could not have written if he would and would not have written if he could”. There is nothing else like it! The Bible is in a class all by itself. He who ignores it deprives himself of great benefits and blessings. Why would you do that?
But as exciting as Bible study is, there is something of even greater importance than that. The best thing about the Bible is that it meets needs–even the deepest needs of our life. There is a sense in which you could say that it meets all our needs (2 Pet. 1:3-4). No one is prepared for the tough challenges of life unless they are well versed in the Bible. And, there are no substitutes. Many read every new best selling book that comes along, attend seminars and conferences, listen to CD’s, and watch all the TV preachers, but they fail to study the Bible–and it shows.
Be honest, how much time time do you spend each day studying God’s Word? You owe it to yourself to spend as much time as possible in the Word. You can’t spend your time doing anything better. Truth be know we all waste a lot of time doing things that are of little or no value. That’s a costly mistake! Hiding it in your heart transforms your life!–HDS