Deut. 4:10 “especially concerning the day you stood before the LORD your God in Horeb, when the LORD said to me, ‘Gather the people to Me, and I will let them hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.’” NKJV
Deut. 5:1 “And Moses called all Israel, and said to them: “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your hearing today, that you may learn them and be careful to observe them.” NKJV
Deut. 17:19 “And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God and be careful to observe all the words of this law and these statutes,” NKJV
There are many more scriptures which talk about how God wants us to learn His Word and to learn to fear Him.
In this age of high-speed internet and educational resources at one’s finger tips, it might seem less a priority to spend time studying God’s Word.
However, the times and seasons and changes never affect the importance or our need to study the scriptures, nor are we less in need of learning to fear God.
He alone is the author of it all, from tiny atom to the biggest hypergiant, from the smallest bacteria which helps us digest food to the wind currents, from the Sun which gives the Earth so much energy to the Moon which causes the tides and cleans the ocean, from…you get the picture.
Therefore, as important as it is to learn about the world around us and the people in it, shouldn’t we put an even higher priority to learning the One who created it all?
And where do we learn the fear of the LORD?
Deut. 31:12 “Gather the people together, men and women and little ones, and the stranger who is within your gates, that they may hear and that they may learn to fear the LORD your God and carefully observe all the words of this law,” NKJV
God’s own Word is the source of learning.
As we learn His Word, we learn about Him and we learn to fear Him, to respect Him, and to love Him.
His Word is what brings us into a right understanding of Himself and His love for us.
We can find true perspective and worth in the pages of God’s Word.
We can find the answers to life, relationships, and our future.
The Word of God is full and overflowing with wisdom for every age, every person.
When one learns from God’s Word and is taught through the scriptures what joy, peace, and comfort it brings!
Psalm 119:7 “I will praise You with uprightness of heart,
When I learn Your righteous judgments.” NKJV
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Word and for the things we can learn from it. Thank You for telling us so many times to learn from Your Word, to study and to teach it to our children, that we might learn to fear You. Lord, it is such a privilege to gain understanding and wisdom through the scriptures. Lord, sometimes it is difficult to fully grasp the things You are telling us through Your Word, so we humbly ask for insight and discernment when we read Your Word. Lord, please keep us from misunderstanding the scriptures. Please keep us from being led astray in anyway, but let us read and understand You and Your truths. Thank You, so much Lord for all these things. Amen.
Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 I looked up The Scofield Study Bible and it is quite pricey! Do you recommend it, though? Is it Biblical, focusing on Scripture? Thanks.
We have a large number of Bibles, mostly for my husband when he’s preparing to teach. I personally have not used it for my own study or teaching. I’ll ask him though when he gets home from work.
Bibles are a touchy subject, as most people have a favorite version and feel strongly about it. I agree that it is wise to compare versions to make certain the translation is accurate. I have found my all time favorite version is the NKJV, as it’s both accurate and I find it easy to read for the most part. I can tell you if you are reading and want to see what a specific scripture is in other translations without owning a dozen Bibles, I use this website as well as their app often https://www.blueletterbible.org/ . My husband and I are both lay people, so we have purchased many study materials over the years to equip our family for whatever the Lord calls us. I’ll definitely get back to you on my husband’s take of the Scofield Bible. Thank you for your question! God bless!!
Oh, I see. That would be very nice, thanks 🙂
I don’t have a favorite version, and I didn’t know that was a touchy subject. (Interesting!) I became a Christian only in 2018 after reading the Bible for the first time ever.
I love studying the Word, but I’ve found that popular books aren’t much about the Word. That’s why I asked about your (husband’s) book. A lot of bestsellers seem to be about motivation and praying-to-get-something. I’ve stopped buying them.
Oh, and thanks for the website, I’ll definitely be using that!
What a wonderful testimony! I love that you came to Jesus through reading the Bible! In case someone hasn’t said it before: “Welcome to the family!” ❤️❤️❤️
Many Christian books are unfortunately very shallow or not accurate to God’s Word. I’m glad you picked up on that. I can say, reading the Bible daily is the best way to stay connected with the Lord Jesus and to grow in His ways.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you have. I don’t have all the answers, but I do know it’s nice to have someone to ask questions of. Praying for you dear! ❤️
Thanks so much for the kind words and for reaching out 🙂 I appreciate it!
Thank you for sharing your testimony with me. ❤️
You’re very welcome 🙂 It’s very uneventful but that’s what happened! 😄
Oh, I don’t think that is uneventful at all. ❤️ Who is to say one person’s salvation is more than another’s? Each one is precious!
I spoke with my husband. He said it is a solid translation. It is a King James. He said he likes to have a King James, New King James, and NASB to compare verses as he is studying. He said he doesn’t use the study notes in the Scofield, not because they are good or less than, just because his focus is the scriptures. I hope this helps! God bless you.❤️