Weekly Bible Study
|The best investment
Throughout the Bible, God tells
us to spend time in His Word
To Joshua God said
This book of the law
shall not depart out of thy mouth;
but thou shalt meditate therein day and
--- Joshua 1:8
To Timothy God said
Study to shew thyself
approved unto God,
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth. --- 2 Tim 2:15
Why does God want us to study
... His Word is the foundation of our existence
Therefore God wants us ...
... to spend time with Him, to commune with Him,
... to get to know Him and to get to know His will!
... to build a relationship with Him!
Why is that necessary?
As God said to Joshua
... for then thou shalt
make thy way prosperous,
and then thou shalt have good success. --- Joshua 1:8
If you want to be successful
and prosperous ...
you need to be in God's Word!
God said to both Joshua and Timothy
"You need the Word if you are going to make it
Sure ... a major part of life
is success and prosperity.
... the need for having God's Word in you goes even deeper
And that they may recover
themselves out of the snare of the devil,
who are taken captive by him at his will. --- 2 Tim 2:15
As God said to Timothy
"You need the Word if you are going to make it in
... in the spirit and in the physical!"
|Spend time in the Word ...!
How will God's Word give me
success and prosperity in the physical ...
... and in the spirit?
Let's look a little closer at God's instruction to Timothy! (and
therefore to us)
Study to shew
thyself approved unto God,
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth.
--- 2 Tim 2:15
... and let's find out what God
meant when He said
Study to shew yourself approved
dividing the word of truth
make an effort, be earnest, be prompt
To shew (paristemi)
stand beside, to be at hand, substantiate,
tried (tested and approved)
Rightly dividing (orthotomeo)
to make a straight cut, (knowing
how to work with)
The word of truth
For the word of God is
quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder of
soul and spirit, and of the joints and
marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the
heart. --- Heb. 4:12
In other words, we could say
... Make an
effort to substantiate yourself before God,
... tried, tested and approved ... before Him,
... knowing what God has said and how to deal with His Word,
... knowing how to apply and use the word of
in every situation in your life!
|What does that mean in our lives?
If you want to make it in this
life, really be successful in this life
you need God's Word, all of God's Word!
You need to make an effort to find out what God
really said and meant!
... No one can do it for you, you study, you find out, you be
You need to be ready, to stand beside, to be at hand to act on
... You have to show what you are capable of!
... You need to be accepted
tried, tested and approved!
... You have to stand up and put God's Word to work in your
There are no super heroes that will come save you ...
... but God through His Word ...
So shall my word be
that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me
but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall
prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
But it is up to you ...
... to get to know His Word ...
... and to act according to and upon God's Word!
the devil will come with every dirty trick he can find
... to hurt you, steal from you and to try and stop you!
Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
--- 1 Pet 5:8
The devil will try anything to
get you to go against God's Word
He will even twist God's Word to try to get you to sin
He did it with Jesus in the wilderness (Matt. 4:-) ... and he
will try it with us!
... As Jesus said of the devil ...
Ye are of your father the
devil, and the lusts of your father ye will
He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the
because there is no truth in him.
When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh
of his own: for he is a liar, and the father
--- John 8:44
But if you know God's Word ...
... you will know what to believe ... and what to do!
why study the Word?
To get to know God and His will!
To build a relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy
to be able to stand against the devil and his evil
spend time in God's Word
so that you will know
so that when you are tried
you will remain standing
rightly dividing the word of truth
knowing what is
right and what is wrong!