I’m starting a new Bible study this fall and recently attended the orientation meeting. The facilitator asked each of the members our reason for joining the study, which is one requiring a real commitment of time during the week as well as the weekly meetings.
Considering my answer while listening to the others’ responses, I realized the real question should be, “If you are a Christian, why wouldn’t you be devoting yourself to study of God’s Revealed Word?”
If you are a professed believer, you already accept the validity of the Bible and the reality of God. You already get the value of the Eternal as compared to the Temporal, right?
So, professing Christians (you know who you are), since God exists, is anything more important than learning about Him and His wishes? Are you reading and really studying His Word?
Life is full of distractions, of course. Inconsequential things crowd our days and occupy our thoughts, so staying focused on the really important matters takes effort. We need the discipline and accountability of commitment to group study and discussion.
I encourage you to join a church Bible Study group or start a home study of your own. There are numerous high-quality study guides available for your use.
Why study the Bible? Because nothing is more important than your relationship with our Creator God.
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers. – Psalm 1