We have A PASSION FOR TRUTH that finds its bedrock in the Word of God. It is very important then, that, as God’s people, we spend time in his Word. Here are three reasons why we believe that being a people of the Book, and in the Book, is not an option, but an essential…
- Time in the Bible is Essential for Growth. 1 Peter 2:2-3…“Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.” God’s Word is nutrition for our souls. Live with it, partake of it, and you will grow spiritually.
- Time in the Bible is Essential for Spiritual Maturity. Colossians 1:28…“Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.” God’s Word, as we live in it, will be used by the Spirit of God to lead us to maturity.
- Time in the Bible is Essential for Spiritual Effectiveness. 2 Timothy 3:16-17…“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” God’s Word, as it grows and matures us, prepares us to be effectively used by God; to be faithfully equipped for all that he has for us.
God desires to communicate with you through the Bible, through the leading of his Holy Spirit. How will you make the most of the amazing truth that we have his very Word? How and when will you hear it, read it, study it, meditate on it, memorize it? Start small and build the Book into your rhythms of daily life. As you do, you will grow into spiritual maturity; into being more like Jesus – and you will grow into effectiveness, equipped for all the good works God has called you to walk in.