Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional April 7th – Don’t Speedread The Bible

(Study To Show Yourself Approved Of God)

TO THE BIBLE: 2 Timothy 2:15
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

LET’S TALK
Your Bible isn’t a comic book or novel that you just breeze through; it’s the most important book on Planet Earth, for it contains the Word of God.

It’s God’s manual for living the successful and glorious life, hence if there’s any book that deserves your careful and undivided attention, it’s the Bible.

Your Bible-study time shouldn’t be shared with other activities, because it’s too important. More importantly, when you read your Bible, don’t speed through it like an express train; study it slowly and meditatively.

It’s a collection of many interesting and essential lessons, and if you speed-read it, you could miss out on certain vital details the Spirit of God wants to communicate to you.

This is why Paul counselled Timothy to “study” rather than just “read.” Studying the Bible requires your painstaking diligence which, when mingled with the anointing of the Holy Spirit, refreshes, enlightens and energises your spirit.

During your study, meticulously ponder over each word, each line, each phrase, and each verse. Analyse every thought through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

You could also get a Bible dictionary to look up the meaning of unfamiliar words, as this will aid and enrich your study of the Word. And also remember to keep a pen and pad close by, so you can take down thoughts that come to your spirit as you diligently study the Word.

Most importantly, meditate on the Word as you study, and let it soak into your spirit. Confess it over and over again until it gains ascendancy in your mind. This is the right way to study your Bible and position yourself for a victorious life.

Go Deeper
Psalm 119:9; 2 Timothy 3:16

Pray:
Dear Father, I thank you for your Word. As I spend time studying it, my spirit is energised and I programme myself for a great life of success, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
ONE YEAR
Luke 11:14-36, Judges 3-4
TWO YEAR
Matthew 27:55-66, Leviticus 7

Act:
When next you study your Bible, spend adequate time on each portion. Understand what it says before you move to the next verse. Also, ensure you study the Word in its given context.

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