Advantages of Scripture Study
Reading the bible is a very important process for promoting your spiritual growth. Scripture study should be your main priority if you are a Christian. However, many people find themselves not doing this. Many people do not engage in scripture study because they have busy schedules, they are lazy, they lack motivation among many other reasons. You can study the scripture either at a personal level or in a group of people. Most people who have never participated in scripture study do not know it benefits. I have deemed it fit to outline some of the benefits of scripture study because of this reason.
The first benefit of scripture study is that it enables you to identify the truth and know what is false. A lot of people have taken it upon themselves to spread the word of God. However, some of these people deliver false teachings to believers and end up leading them in the wrong way. Most followers end up believing these preachers and taking their word as it is. Scripture study is the only way to know the truth about bible teachings. A thorough study of the scripture is the best way to know what God exactly intends of us.
Over the last couple of decades Times have changed a lot. A lot of evils and crimes have become rampant in recent times. Therefore, do not be surprised if you wind people straying, believing false things and also doing unrighteous things. People who do not discern the right from the wrong are the ones who do such things. Therefore, if you want to live a righteous life as portrayed in the scriptures you should study the bible. Acquiring knowledge and guidance that you need to discern the right from the wrong is best achieved through scripture study.
Another benefit of scripture study is getting counsel and guidance. Nowadays, people face a lot of problems. Most of the problems that people face are financial problems, workplace stress, and loss of a loved one, anxiety and depression. If you go through these problems alone you will experience a lot of difficulties. Many people end up giving up in life and even reaching to the extent of committing suicide because of this reason. You can get professional help from counselors. However, you need to complement the professional help you receive with scripture study. You can get guidance and counsel from the numerous stories that are found in the scripture. You can end up counseling people who have depression and anxiety issues. Sometimes you might fall into temptation and sin without knowing. Lack of knowledge of God’s intention is the main reason people sin.