1In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. (2 Timothy 4:1 – 5)
Does the world need the Bible? Do we have a responsibility to study it and share it? Since the Bible is the only inspired book that reveals God, the answer to both questions must be a resounding YES. Therefore, if we are to truly help the world, Bible study is essential, but it must be coupled with transformation and dissemination.
Please prayerfully read the passage above and answer the following questions.
- Do you see the following points in the passage above? (Just identify the verses.)
- The world needs God’s word (A world in need)
- We must prepare ourselves to share God’s word (Bible study)
- We must share God’s word
- Are you a kind student of the Bible – do you liberally share what you learn?