Definition of Study: The devotion of time and attention to acquiring knowledge. Investigation, inquiry, research, examination, analysis, review, survey.
Definition of Search: Seeking carefully and thoroughly. To hunt, look for, quest. To look carefully in order to find something.
Deuteronomy 17:19 "And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them."
Isaiah 34:16 "Seek ye out of the book of the Lord and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and His Spirit it hath gathered them."
John 5:39 "Search the Scriptures for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me.
Acts 17:11 "These were more noble then those in Thessalonica, in the they received the word with all readyness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."
Romans 15:4 "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope."
It would behoove us to spend time each morning in careful and thorough study of God's word. Pray first and ask God to guide in your study. We need to search the scriptures daily to see if what we hear is truth whether it is a friend telling us or a sermon we hear. Make sure it is truth by studying it out.
I have found errors in sermons and lots of errors in books that I have read just by comparing them with Scripture. We don't want to be led down the wrong path. Seriously, do we? Grandma Joan