Jesus Himself said this to the Jews who wanted to kill Him, “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.” John 5:39. We Christians know that in Him we have eternal life. He is the living WORD.
The word search signifies a strict, close, diligent, curious search; the kind of search men make when seeking after gold or sunken treasures. This is how we should look into the Scriptures, as though we are seeking to find a better treasure than gold or silver.
The Scriptures are the writings of Almighty God. He gave them to us and preserved them for us through these several thousand years, for our benefit, so we can get to know Him, and learn of His expectations of us. It is for our good that He gave us the written WORD.
God forbid that on the day of account that our Bibles would be a witness against us that we never or rarely looked into them. The WORD of God will bless those who diligently search it. All through the Bible we will find Jesus. Yes, even in the Old Testament (Covenant). Have you searched and found Him there?
If we hide the WORD in our hearts and in our thoughts, it will protect us from being deceived in these last days. The devil is going about seeking whom he may devour. He is the deceiver. He will put his lieing thoughts into our minds. If we have not hidden God’s WORD in our hearts, how will we be able to discern the lies of the devil? Many are being deceived and are standing against God and His plans.
We also need to make sure to develop a close friendship with the Holy Spirit. He will give us discernment and direct our paths. The Holy Spirit will help us to understand what truths we can find in the WORD. It is up to us to search the Scriptures and hide them in our hearts. Love the WORD and it will keep us to the day of the Lord. It is life.
My husband and I have a Bible app on our phones that we get the Word of the Day. There are many good Bible study guides out there too. I am using Charles H. Spurgeon’s “Morning and Evening”. I also am trying to follow a study method that a church friend told me she is doing. I read a chapter or two from the Old Testament, a couple of Psalms, a chapter of Proverbs, and a chapter or two from the New Testament. I confess that I am not always diligent with all this reading and I have had to learn not to get upset with myself when I miss a day of reading one of the four categories.
The one thing, the best thing we can do, all throughout the day, is talk with the Lord. That implies that we talk and we listen to hear His still voice. Relationship is talking with the Lord and loving Him. He is so good and His love for us is so precious, we can’t even begin to comprehend it yet.
Let’s All Search The Scriptures!
They will tell us of a God Who is Love, and Who loves us with an everlasting love!