The Christian life is like swimming upstream and all you have are two strokes…prayer and Bible study. Perhaps the stroke that is missing the most in the lives of Christians today is that of Bible study. Why should each individual Christian study the Bible regularly and personally? There are dozens of reasons but let me give you just seven of them.
According to 2 Peter 1:16-21 the Word of God is more sure than hearing the very voice of God with our own hears or seeing God with our own eyes. According to Joshua 1:8 God commands us to meditate on Scripture day and night in order to do all that is written in it.
According to Romans 10:13-17 It is Scripture saves sinners and sanctifies believers. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. According to Matthew 4 it is knowing and quoting Scripture that gives us victory over Satan.
According to 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 13 we need the Word for spiritual growth. According to 1 John 5:11-13 = It answers life’s most important question which is, “Do I know for sure I’m going to heaven?”
According to 2 Timothy 3:16, 17 the Bible contains everything we need to know to do everything that God wants us to do.