Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
05/06/2015, by John Kincaid
Lesson 593: Reading & Studying God's Word
Reading God’s Word might consist of about 3 chapters per day, such as the assigned reading for each day in order to read through the whole Bible in a year.
The point is that we simply read page after page, straight through (as you would read a novel) with no detours to other verses.
We always make time for what is important to us; God’s message to us should be a priority.
2 Tim.3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness
Studying the Bible involves skipping around, flipping back and forth, comparing Scripture with Scripture, possibly reading verses from many books of the Bible about some topic such as love.
Reading gives us a broad understanding, a big picture of the whole Bible. Studying gives us deep understanding about part of the Bible as we drill down in one spot.
About This Series
The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21
- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.