How do you approach your time in the Word?
Do you see it as an item on your to-do list?
Or an opportunity to see yourself in the pages of the Bible?
Or a chance to receive revelations from God?
How you approach the Word of God influences how fruitful your time will be in Bible study.
Why does approach matter?
Hebrews 4:16 says,
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.Hebrews 4:16 ESV
We are instructed on how to approach the throne of grace. As we approach with confidence, we receive mercy and find grace. Much like the throne of grace has requirements for drawing near to it and receiving. Approaching the word does too.
Here are a few passages that demonstrate how to approach the Word of God:
Obediently – Psalm 119
Learner’s Posture – Acts 17:10-15
As Sustenance – Matthew 4:4
With Love – John 14:15
With Hope – Romans 15:4
With Thanksgiving – Colossians 3:16
Putting Things into Perspective…
These are just a few passages that demonstrate how we should approach the Word of God. What are some more verses that demonstrate reverence in how we, as Believers, should approach God’s Word?
Share a verse in the comments below 👇🏾👇🏽👇🏿👇🏾
1 Peter 2:2 NIV
“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,”
Glenda BONE says
“For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.”