Ginrich's Devotional Blog

May 5, 2017

Examine the Scriptures

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,Jesus,prayer — by ginrich @ 9:07 pm

Acts 17:11 11 Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. (NIV)

 Noble character was related to great eagerness for the message of salvation along with a determination to examine the Scriptures every day.  We cannot depend on other teaching or preaching to us as our only means of examining the Scriptures.  We must examine them for ourselves.  I’ve learned to look up the history at the time for where the Scripture was written and to whom the Scripture was addressed.  The book of Romans, for example, was written at a time when the churches in Rome were very much like the churches in the United States today.  Read Romans and check it out.  Reading about the time period makes the Scripture more real.  We need to examine the people mentioned in Scripture.  Doing this helps us relate to them.  Having others do it for us and presenting it to us doesn’t take the place of our examination.  Let us choose to examine and study the Scriptures like that is the most import thing for us to know.  It is.  It will bring us to a greater knowledge of the God we serve.

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