KEY SCRIPTURE: John 5:39 KJV” Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”
The scriptures are God’s ideal way of making Himself known to mankind. God is invisible and infinite, yet man is flesh and finite. These two different states have no point of fellowship. The word is one possible way of making Himself communicable to men. The word is God and God is the Word. All that God wishes for men to know about Him are stated in the word. (Deut 29:29) Our key scripture says we must search the scriptures for they testify of Him. The Christian must make it an obligation to study the scriptures. The study of the scriptures is a visit with God.
We live in days of an abundance of knowledge. It is so easy to get almost any information on any topic at all. Although knowledge abounds in our day, many people do not have the requisite knowledge from the word. Most Christians are so busy flipping through so much information that they concentrate on nothing. You can’t be casual about anything and be a master over it. The scripture said ‘search’. This calls for diligence, focus and discipline. It will take this approach for you to know the scriptures and come to terms with what it may be saying about God or our Lord Jesus Christ (there are a lot of devotionals circulating these days. Choose one or two that you would always study diligently and the rest, you may flip through them).
After one has known what the scriptures may be saying, he or she must believe it and make it a personal truth. You must submit to what the word says. If the word says, our Lord Jesus is always with us to the end of the age, you must also believe and confess that Jesus is with you always. When you act on this truth God will likewise prove Himself faithful. It will not be an information read from the Bible but an experience of the fact that He is always around to help you. A continual practice of the word makes you very strong. Some are weak because they do not the word. (James 1:21–25) No wonder many Christians are living under the mercy of some prophet. The prophetic office is ordained by God to equip the saints to be strong for the work of the ministry. They are not supposed to be objects of defense for anybody, no. The word of God is your defense. To benefit from it, you must not just learn it, you must
believe and practice it.
The word of God is God coming to men in human vocabulary. I diligently attend to it, to know what it says, believe it and practice it. I am made strong to conquer and do exploits.
Ezra 7:10 KJV” For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments”.
John 6:63 KJV ” It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”