By: Robert Serreyn
Question? How important is it to study?
It is VERY IMPORTANT.
In a previous Q & A article I have stated that to AVOID being decieved by Satan with false doctrine and become INEFFECTIVE or NO USE to the Lord Jesus a christian MUST by all means STUDY, STUDY, and STUDY some-more.
(2 Timothy 2:15) Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
I cannot express HOW important the study of God’s Word is, it is the ONLY WAY that we can KNOW and learn the mind and will of God.
In 1 Thessalonians 4:10 the bible states:
(1 Thessalonians 4:10) And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more.
Take notice of the last eleven words “but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more”
We are to ALWAYS to INCREASE MORE in knowledge of the Word of God Through study, We are to ALWAYS to INCREASE MORE in Sharing the Gospel by witnessing, We are to ALWAYS to INCREASE MORE in our testimony by living a life that reflects our FAITH that brings Glory and Honor to the name and cause of our Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Matthew 5:16) Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
(Philippians 4:8,9) Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (9) Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
The Apostle John stated in Chapter 3, Verse 30
(John 3:30) He must increase, but I must decrease.
In order for You, I or Whoever to be of USE for the Lord WE MUST:
– DECREASE: In Self, Our Wants, Desires Ect. and Christ MUST:
– INCREASE: Through Our Studying of God’s Word, Sharing the Gospel, and By Our Testimony.
(1 Peter 2:3) If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
(Psalms 34:8) O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
Study, Study, and Sudy some-more.
Psalms Chapter 138, Verse 2 says…
I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: NOW GET THIS… for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
This is the KEY to a VICTORIOUS christian life.
Dr. Hank Lindstrom often said that you could “NEVER EXAUST” the Word of God, the more you study the more you learn, the more you learn the more you want to study.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins. the MOMENT you believe(TRUST in Christ ALONE) you recieve eternal life.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH