Studying God’s Word Builds Character
You will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following. 1 Timothy 4:6 NASB
God’s promises are found in a book like no other: the Holy Bible. The Bible is a road map for life here on earth and for life eternal. We are called upon to trust its promises, to follow its commandments, and to share its Good News. We are instructed to study the Bible each day and meditate upon its meaning for our lives. Otherwise, we deprive ourselves of an invaluable, character-building gift from the Creator. God’s Holy Word is, indeed, a transforming, life-changing, one-of-a-kind treasure. And, a passing acquaintance with the Good Book is insufficient for those who seek to obey God’s Word and to understand His will.
God has made promises to mankind and to you. God’s promises never fail and they never grow old. You must trust those promises and share them with your family, with your friends, and with the world.
Are you standing on the promises of God? Are you expecting God to do wonderful things, or are you living beneath a cloud of apprehension and doubt? The familiar words of Psalm 118:24 remind us of a profound yet simple truth: ‘This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it’ (KJV). Do you trust that promise, and do you live accordingly? If so, you are living the passionate life that God intends.
For passionate believers, every day begins and ends with God’s Son and God’s promises. As we face the inevitable challenges of life, we must arm ourselves with the promises of God’s Holy Word. When we do, we can expect the best, not only for the day ahead, but also for all eternity.
Trust God’s Word: Charles Swindoll writes, ‘There are four words I wish we would never forget, and they are, ‘God keeps his word.” And remember: When it comes to studying God’s Word, school is always in session.
Reading news without reading the Bible will inevitably lead to an unbalanced life, an anxious spirit, a worried and depressed soul. Bill Bright
God gives us a compass and a Book of promises and principles’ the Bible’and lets us make our decisions day by day as we sense the leading of His Spirit. This is how we grow. Warren Wiersbe