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Summary: We take Bible study to the depth of MEDITATION.

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#4 Dare to read and study the Bible

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.

Kyfingers@aol.com

Some of this is repetition on purpose.

Repetition is a literary tool to stress important points.

TEXT:

Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with ALL READINESS OF MIND, and SEARCHED (STUDIED) the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. ...

Psalms 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord: and in His law doth he MEDITATE DAY AND NIGHT.

Psalms 77:12 I will MEDITATE also of all thy WORKS: and talk of thy doings.

Psalms 119:15 I will MEDITATE in thy PRECEPTS....

Psalms 119:23 I will MEDITATE in thy STATUES ....

Psalms 119:48 I will MEDITATE in thy WORD ....

Psalms 143:5 I will MEDITATE on all thy WORKS ...

1 Timothy 4:15 MEDITATE UPON THESE THINGS: GIVE THYSELF WHOLLY TO THEM: THAT THY PROFITING

MAY APPEAR TO ALL.

ISAIAH 26:3 THOU WILT KEEP HIM IN PERFECT PEACE, WHOSE MIND IS STAYED (FIXED, STUDY) ON THEE: BECAUSE HE TRUSTETH IN THEE... ...

Proverbs 15:28 The heart of the righteous STUDIETH to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

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

Psalms 119:165 Great peace have they which LOVE (STUDY) thy law, and nothing shall offend them.

Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.

Psa. 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Matt 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, YE DO ERR, NOT KNOWING THE SCRIPTURES, NOR THE POWER OF GOD.

Part #4 Let us read and accept the commanded to study and MEDITATE DAILY WITH our Bibles.

Be still, meditate.

We have been pondering the imperative command of God’s Word to STUDY.

Many read the Bible, but we must discipline the flesh to study and apply our hearts to know the Bible.

There are no sadder words, of pen or tongue, than the words what might have been ...

God has a plan.

We need to know there are many danger zones we must avoid....

The ignorance of ignorant, and ignorance in action.

Ignorance is a cruel tool of our enemy.

This tool brings doubt, fear, sin, superstition, sickness, and offense ....

ALL FROM THE LACK OF STUDY.

It is not enough to have a good mind.

We must know the main thing is to use our minds well.

The young boy told his Grandpa, ...

"It is useless to study the Bible. I can’t remember anything. The Bible is just a book of begets, ... so in so beget so in so. Reading it does me no good!"

The Grandpa pondered, then said to the boy, ...

"Get the basket we carry coal to the stove in and run to the river and get me a basket of water!"

So the young boy grabbed the dirty old coal basket and ran quickly to the river.

He dipped the basket in the water and ran home. By the time he got home, the basket was empty.

Grandpa scolded the lad and sent him back to the river for water.

Again the basket leaked all the water out before the lad could get home.

The third time was the same.

The boy said,... "It’s no use Grandpa, I can’t get the water to stay in the basket!"

Grandpa replied,..."Look at the basket!"

The boy looked and the dirty coal dust in the basket was washed out and the basket was clean.

Grandpa said,... "That is the way the Word of God is, you may think it is not accomplishing it’s purpose, but it will wash you clean, and change your attitudes."

You may not understand everything when you study,

you might even forget a lot of what you study.

But if you will continue and be faithful to study the Bible,

God will use you to bring Him glory.

Knowledge of the Word of God is good, ignorance of God’s word is evil and will bring evil.

Look at some students in the book of Acts 17:11 ---

Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with ALL READINESS OF MIND, and SEARCHED (STUDIED) the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. ...

If we establish good study habits and reinforce them until the habit roots in our families, we would see the plan of God better.

Many times, we should apply the coals of the altar to our lips until we know the heart of God.

We should study our words and answers.

Proverbs 15:28 The heart of the righteous STUDIETH to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

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