What Does God Want us to Do with our Bible
Here are four things God wants us to do:
1. Read and study the bible each day
2. Believe the bible
3. Memorize verses from the Bible and
4. Obey the Bible.
Let us think about each of these things
1 Read the Bible each day: We should read and study
the Bible each day because God tells what we should
know and what He wants us to do. He said � Man shall
not live by bread alone but every word of God� (Luke 4:4)
2. Believe the Bible: Faith is believing Bible. �Forever
O Lord your word is settled in Heaven� Ps 119:89. �Faith
comes by hearing the word of God� Rom 19:17. If you
believe bible your faith will grow day by day. If you
like to have more faith you have to read God�s word,
believe it and act upon it.
3. Memorize verses from the Bible: Bible is the word
of the Spirit (Eph 6:17). That means that it is our
weapon to use against Satan. Jesus defeated Satan in
the desert quoting the verses from the Bible. Each
time Satan tempted Him, the Lord Jesus said� It is
written� and He quoted a scripture verse. We must
memorize verses if we must memorize God�s word. This
is hiding God�s word in our heart (119:11). If you
use your own words in talking to others they may say
� That is your own opinion�. But if you quote the
Bible, your words will have power because they
are God�s words.
4. Obey the Bible. The Lord wants us to obey His words.
� Not every one who says to me � Lord, Lord � shall
enter the kingdom of God, but he who does the will of
my Father in heaven� (Mathew 7: 21). God blesses those
who obey His word (Luke 11:28)
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, start study with
Gospel of John. Under line the word �believe�. John 20:31
says the gospel was written to help us �believe� on Jesus
as the son of God and as our Lord and Savior. After
completing John, you will want to read the entire New
Testament and then the whole Bible. God promises special
blessings to those who love His word and think about it
day and night (eg. Ps 1). Share the wonderful truth you
study from Bible with a friend. The most important reason
for studying the bible is to know God better and to obey Him.
This article is issued to encourage every member of the
forum to study the Bible at least once in your life time.
It is a great blessing to study Bible. God will help you
learn, if you put your desire before God.
I had a desire to study Bible before 30 years. I spent
8 hours a week since 1983 and completed study the whole
NT and 90% of OT by 2002. I am very thankful to God for
sending good teachers and supplying wonderful study
material to study the Bible.
Since Church observes 2004 as the �year of Bible�, it
is apt to start Bible study now.
Philip Oommen, Trivandrum
St.Kuriakose Orthodox Church