DCLM HIGHER EVERYDAY 13 August 2022 — Study the scriptures 2

DCLM Higher Everyday 13 August 2022 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Study the scriptures 2

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TEXT: 2 TIMOTHY 2:14-16

14Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

16But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

MEMORY VERSE: “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 TIMOTHY 2:15).


Yesterday on ‘Study The Scriptures – 1’, we looked particularly at the importance of the Scriptures. Today, we shall look at how to study the Scriptures.

In his book, Counsel To His Students, C. H. Spurgeon said, “Peruse a good book several times and make notes and analysis of it. A student will find that his mental constitution is more affected by one book thoroughly mastered than by twenty books he has merely skimmed. Little learning and pride come of hasty reading.” This is quite true; good books, such as the Bible, should be carefully studied, even repeatedly.

One way of studying the Bible is reading it systematically from Genesis to Revelation in one year, using a good Bible commentary and concordance. Try to annotate (add explanatory notes to the texts) as you read the Bible. In other words, be an active reader – make notes, draw conclusions, ask and answer questions on the text.

Dear friend, though many youths are now more interested in watching videos and listening to audios than reading, my counsel to you is: Read! Read!! Read!!!

QUOTE: Read! Read!! Read!!!

CHALLENGE: Great men and women of God passionately studied the Scriptures.

PRAYER: Lord, help me to make time to study the Scriptures.

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)