Main Goal of Bible Study
JUST INTERPRET IT, BUT APPLY IT TO YOUR LIFE!!!
John 3:5, 30; Gal 2:20-21; Phil. 3:10!
Unfortunately a lot of Christians
think that all we have to do is read the Bible, and do what it says, and there
is nothing to interpret. Or they will
react against the educated "professional" Christian who is a teacher, scholar or
pastor. They see that person taking the Bible away from them, and wrapping it in
confusion. They do not want the Bible to
be some kind of obscure book they cannot understand. But what they are in fact doing is reading
the Bible without any understanding and making excuses for it and it is very
doubtful they are doing what it says! (Of course some scholar's love to wrap
things in confusion!)
Christians have no problems with interpretation, it is the application and
obedience that they have trouble with.
We tend to understand the precepts of the Bible so well that we will
rationalize them away, such as "do
everything without complaining or arguing" (Phil. 2:14). Thus we complain and argue all the
primary goal of interpretation is to find the "plain meaning" of the
the scriptures because you believe they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to
The question is do we get it?
Since the Bible
is God's authoritative Word, we no doubt will spend more time in it! Are we prepared to allow the Word of God to
get in us and make changes and to transform and renew our minds for His glory?
If the Bible
is not where you place your trust, then where is your trust and where will it
have the Words of Jesus without the Bible!
The Bible is
the chariot that carries the voice of God!
We as the
people of God who have been saved from our sins by the grace of our Lord Jesus
Christ have a call, a mandate: to preserve His Word, and to proclaim His
Word. We must remain steadfast in this
call to our individual selves, as well as our neighbor.
must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do
not drift away. For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every
violation and disobedience received its just punishment, how shall we escape if
we ignore such a great salvation? (Heb.
REMEMBER:BE SURE TO INCORPORATE WHAT YOU KNOW INTO YOUR LIFE!!!