Benefits of Scripture Study
Reading the bible is a very important process for promoting your spiritual growth. Scripture study should be your main priority if you are a Christian. However, only a few people do this. Some of the reasons that prevent many people from engaging in scripture study are busy schedules, laziness, lack of motivation and many others. In addition to personal bible study some people prefer to conduct scripture study in groups. Not knowing the benefits of scripture study is the main factor that makes many people not to participate in scripture study. It is for this reason that I have deemed it fit to outline some of the benefits of scripture study.
Identifying the truth and knowing what is false is the first benefit of scripture study. The people who have taken it upon themselves to spread the word of God are many. However, some of these people end up leading their believers in the wrong way by delivering false teachings. These preachers are believed by a lot of people who take their word as it is. It is best if you study the scripture if you want to know the truth about bible teachings. A thorough study of the scripture is the best way to know what God exactly intends of us.
Times have changed a lot over the last couple of decades. A lot of evils and crimes have become rampant in recent times. Therefore, it is not a wonder to find a lot of people straying, believing false things and also doing unrighteous things. People who do not discern the right from the wrong are the ones who do such things. Therefore, you should study the bible if you want to live a righteous life as portrayed in the scriptures. Scripture study is the best way of acquiring knowledge and guidance that you need to discern the right from the wrong.
Another benefit of scripture study is getting counsel and guidance. People are facing a lot of problems nowadays. Financial problems, workplace stress, loss of a loved one, anxiety and depression are some of the causes of the problems. Going through these challenges alone is very difficult for many people. Many people end up giving up in life and even reaching to the extent of committing suicide because of this reason. Counsellors can give you professional help to overcome the problems that you face. However, complementing the professional help you receive with scripture study is important. The scripture has a lot of motivational stories that can provide you with guidance and counseling. You can be a source of motivation to people who are facing depression and anxiety issues. Without knowing you might find yourself falling into temptation and sin. If you do not know what God’s intentions are you will find yourself committing a lot of sins.