14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:14 – 17)
Yesterday, we looked at the vast variety of places people go to for answers to life’s questions. Some of the answers emanate from powerful narratives that compete with a Biblical world view. We would easily recognize religious and political movements as the sources for many of narratives, but we might miss less obvious sources such as consumerism and individualism. What these narratives all have in common is a promise to provide what the world needs. To counter these powerful world views, we need to prayerfully study the Bible in such a way that we understand God’s world view. If all we do is haphazard Bible reading, that won’t be enough to satisfy a world in need.
Please read the passage above and answer the following question.
How do you ensure that your method of Bible Study adequately equips you with a comprehensive Biblical world view?
March 3, 2020 at 12:03 pm
This question has challenged me to spend more time applying the principles I learn from the scriptures into as many scenarios as possible that I can bring to mind during my quiet time. Additionally as I go through the day/week be sensitive to the conversations I overhear at work; situations I hear in the news, etc to see if/how what I’ve learned can be applied.
March 3, 2020 at 12:07 pm
Well that is a good question.
Never thought of it that way.
Will now figure how to apply purposefully.
Haphazard describes my reading 😩
March 3, 2020 at 2:04 pm
This is a mind boggling question. First of all, I never considered such a question before. First, I must accept the fact that it would be difficult for one individual to have a comprehensive world view. Therefore, an individual, Lone Ranger approach will most likely fail. This may require collaboration, and acceptance of different perspectives from trusted religious leaders with real life experiences. Second, our learning has to be dynamic, whilst ensuring that there is no compromise in the spiritual principles.
March 3, 2020 at 2:55 pm
I can only ask for God’s guidance in understanding what I read and how different groups interpret the readings. A lot of cross references in my teaching bible are a help. Too much us confusing as one can spend hours going round. So my prayers for guidance and praise for the word handed down to me is my present answer. This could change thanks BTG.
March 3, 2020 at 4:45 pm
I am thankful for the Holy Spirit and His role in circumstances that need specific scriptures or biblical principles. My Bible Study methodology isn’t comprehensive at all. I read books and do Studies that speak to me. I will at times find myself listening to messages from various preachers on the same topic only to later be in a situation that warrants counsel or a response based on that same topic. I do need to be more intentional about a comprehensive study.
March 4, 2020 at 9:26 am
I think knowing that the foundation of my faith is in the assurance that Christ is my savior, He redeemed me, and His word is my light and path. With this principle, I always make sure, I have a church, a family in Christ, ladies and support groups, as well as a pastor who ministers to me and my family here in Japan. Everywhere I live, I make sure I have a church and women’s bible study and support groups. So that only shows that these things are vital to my growth as a Christian. I can rely on God’s word all the time. It is like a fuel in my vehicle that allows me to go to places. The gasoline in the vehicle is a metaphor to God’s word. Right now in my church here in Japan, our new pastor offers many books for us in the women’s group bible study to help us decide which to study. So far, we all like the book we’re studying at present, and all of us are encouraged with our study and growing each day. God’s word is nourishing us not only spiritually but in all areas of our life.