You will want to dig into God's word more and more when you find out what His word is to you. I never realized that just studying His word could accomplish so much in a person's life until I really started digging into it, subject by subject. It's really is astounding and wonderful and I am going to share some of these things with you if you don't mind. I know you won't be disappointed because it is so meaningful and wonderful to know that we can have these important things in our life just by studying His word and absorbing it into our very own lives.
The Bible says in Matthew 6:33 "But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all 'these things' shall be added to you." What are these things? Well, let's find out right now, you won't believe what I have uncovered.
Philippians 2:16 "Holding fast the word of life." The word is life to us. I never thought of that before but really should have known it, it just never registered.
John 8:32 "And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free." When we study His word, we find His truth in it and it will make us free. Which I believe means we will have freedom from all the cares of life because God is in control of things and we can have peace.
Psalm 119:130 "The entrance of your words give light." As we study His word, our minds are enlightened and we can understand what we are reading, so He gives us light.
Romans 10:17 "So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God." So faith comes to us by hearing and studying His word.
2 Timothy 3:15 "And that from a child you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for Salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus." Study the Scriptures will make us wise unto salvation, this is a very important gift from studying.
So let's review what we have learned so far. First we learned to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all 'these things' will be added to us. Then we learned that some of 'these things' are as follows: Holding fast the word is life to us. And we will learn what truth is and the truth will make us free from the cares of life and we will have peace. Wonderful freedom.
Then we learned that the entrance of the word to our minds gives us light, it enlightens our minds. And then faith comes by hearing and studying the word of God. We can all use more faith and I am sure as we study, the more we study the more our faith will grow. Next we learned that the Holy Scriptures will make us wise unto salvation, which would be the reason we would be studying, right
That's enough for today. Ponder 'these things' and tomorrow we will learn more of 'these things'. I am very anxious to know as much as possible from His word because I know that His word it true and will eventually lead us to His kingdom. Grandma Joan