Thought for the Day – 25 August 2017

 

Thought for the Day

Jeremiah 29:13;13And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

Does God appreciate those who search the Scriptures daily for God and His Word? Well, those who do so are considered noble.

Acts 17:11; 11These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” 

The Bereans, who lived in northern Greece, were commended for their diligent searching of the Scriptures until they found the truth of the matter. Reading the Bible through and studying the context are still excellent tools for gaining familiarity with this priceless book. A program of reading the Bible through is foundational in gaining an overview of God’s revelation to us and will help make it easier to find specific things later.

What can we gain from studying the Bible?

2 Timothy 3:16-17; 16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”

God inspired the writing and compilation of the Bible to give us the spiritual instruction and correction we need to change and become more like He is. He does this for our good because He truly loves us!

What is the ultimate benefit of Bible study?

2 Timothy 3:15; 15And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” 

Salvation means being saved from the sinful way that leads to misery and ultimately death, and being given access to God’s way that leads to true happiness and eternal life.

2 Timothy 2:15; 15Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”    

About Ephraim J. Stockwell

Ephraim J. Stockwell, Born 30 May 1926 in Howell, Michigan, USA; Grew up on a farm in Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Served in Army during WW2 in European Theater of Operations; College in West Virginia, majoring in Physics and Electronic Engineering; Employed by NASA Headquarters, Wash. D.C. as Head of Network Operations (Retired), Husband of Joan Morgan Stockwell, father of 3 sons; Jack, Mark and Rick; Family includes 17 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
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