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Why Should We Study the Bible

Why Should We Study the Bible?

What’s the purpose of studying the bible, why should we study the bible at all? There is a major disconnect in the purpose of the Word of God. The world has separated everything from God, insomuch, we no longer see the big picture, but fractions of it that can never fully make sense to us.

 

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We’ve compartmentalized church and state, science and belief, practicality and miracles, and so many other things, we can’t see the whole. If we look at the purpose of the Bible, we’d have to be true to ourselves and see the Bible is truly about Jesus Christ.

What is Jesus Christ about, is a great follow up question to the prior? Jesus is about restoring something every man has lost, eternal life and dominion over it. This answer embodies the essence of the purpose of Jesus Christ and the Word of God, yet it is very shallow it allows for mankind to run off with just a piece of the puzzle.

Today, church and government know what to do, but I am under the belief they do not know why we do. This is why it is crucial to study the bible critically, intentionally, and purposefully. If w do not, we can run into traditions, dogmas, and other things that draws away from the course, purpose, and message.

Taking a look at the bible, we should get a great sense that the bible covers the history of mankind, the prophecies towards mankind, and the principles by which mankind has been ordered to live by. These orders came by way of the Heavenly Father through His Son, whom the Bible regards as the King of the Heavens and Earth, who also is busy formulating a royal family here on the earth, and the great establishment of His Royal Empire here on the earth.

When you read the bible, do you see this big picture, or do you see something else?

If you are seeing something else, perhaps you have been caught up in the minor details and traditions, which must not be neglected, but must be prioritized. This can be touchy for long time christians who have believed their doctrines from their perspective church organizations.

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I am not advocating a big exodus from these institutions, instead, for your rediscovery of God’s big picture. The big picture allows for you to gain better understanding, and precise purpose. In John 17:17, Jesus prayed to the Father to set His people apart with His Truth, His Word is Truth!

The Word of God is in nearly every household around the world. Even the truly undesiring read it out of curiosity, the atheists reads to convey a message to upbraid others. The Word is there, but Jesus speaks in stories or parables, so those who want to understand and see, will.

The rest can go along about their very lives. Remember this parable or story that Jesus told to the people in Luke chapter 19:

11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.

12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

Jesus said a certain man who belongs to a noble class, went into a far country to receive for himself a Kingdom and to return. A noble man is someone belonging to a hereditary class with high social or political status.

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We can compare the noble man to Jesus, who came from a far country such as the kingdom of Heaven. He came to set up a country for himself and then return to his home or native country.

When Jesus came to the country He was establishing, He gathered, in this example, ten servants, gave them pounds or talents and ordered them to occupy until He returns.

In just the beginning of this story it is clear Jesus created the earth for mankind to occupy and remain until He returns. See the remainder of the story:

14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.

17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.

19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.

20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:

21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

The citizens hated Him, sending a clear message to the nobleman that they do not want to have this nobleman rule over them. No problem, because the nobleman is still going to complete His mission, His purpose, and objectives.

The Nobleman returned and ultimately received His kingdom. He commanded His servants to return and give account of what they did with the pounds and talents He’d given them. The first did well and was given praise and rewards to rule or having authority over ten cities in the nobleman’s kingdom.

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The second did likewise and was praised and rewarded with authority over five cities. Another came and returned the pound or talent the nobleman gave him. The servant stated he feared the nobleman because the nobleman was a severe or strict man.

The nobleman is very stern and harsh, but that is what makes noblemen successful. The man knew the nobleman was a strict business man, so he wanted to at least return the original pound or talent.

22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)

26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.

27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

The man was called wicked for not putting his talent or pound to work. His pound was taken from him, and given to the man who turned his pounds into more pounds. The nobleman said, everyone who has been given without producing fruit, what they have will be taken away.

The nobleman then ended by jogging His memory of the citizens who didn’t want Him to rule over them. He called them enemies now, and He ordered them to be slayed before Him.

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If you understand the story shared with you by the Lord Jesus Christ, who was the nobleman in the story, you really should understand a little better the nature of our purpose here on the earth. Our purpose is to produce fruit. We are to bring awareness of the Kingdom of God, and produce fruit good for God’s Kingdom.

This very reason is why it is so vital to study the Bible. This is why we must study the Bible.

Elder Ishe for BibleStudyMinistry.com,  your online, Bible Supplement source!

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