“Now the Bereans were of more noble character … for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” - Acts 17:11 The Bereans met daily to study and compare Scripture to the apostle Paul’s teaching. They never took what he taught for granted, nor accepted it blindly. They deliberated, researched, discussed, and prayed. And Paul was not in the least offended or put off by their diligence and vigilance.
Instead, he commended them and called them “noble.”
God’s Word can stand the challenges of skeptics, or the doubts of believers. The Bible holds the secrets to life. It tells about the best friend the human race has ever known. It is the guide to human conduct, and answers questions like, what will happen in the future?
Who am I?
Why am I here?
What is my purpose?
We try to be intelligent about everything else in our world, yet most of us—even believers—do not know all the books of the Bible!
We read novels, study newspapers and magazine and the internet. We watch news, listen to the radio, and know the names of sports figures and movie stars.
We need to read the Bible daily, and personally, asking the Lord to speak through His Word. If you open your heart, ask His Spirit to teach you, and do like the Bereans—study daily—I can promise, you will experience God!
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