Daily Devotional
Faithfully Studying God’s Word

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15


Ponder This

If we want to live holy lives, to be sanctified and powerful in the Lord, we must learn how to be faithful in studying God’s Word. Yesterday we looked at the first two of four ways we learn to be faithful—we receive God as the author of the Bible and we bow to the authority of the Bible. Today we look at two additional principles.

Third, we must resolve to make a serious analysis of the Bible.

We must rightly divide the Word of God, laying aside our intellectual pride and bringing our open minds. We must analyze it in context, with common sense and deep concentration. Read poetry as poetry, prophecy as prophecy, promises as promises, and precepts as precepts.

Lastly, we must respond with a steadfast application of the Bible.

To love God is to keep His commandments. Inspiration without obedience will cause the Word of God to sour within us rather than energize us. We must put these things into practice.

Bible study gives us knowledge about God. Obedience gives us knowledge of God. We can study the Bible and learn about God, or we can obey the Bible and know God.

Practice This

God is calling you to obedient application of His Word. Write down at least one thing you need to do. Then do it!

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Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

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