Lesson 3


How a Believer must study the Word.


If we want to grow in the Lord we must take what the Word of the Lord states and apply it to our lives. There is no sense going any further in this bible study lesson unless we are ready to make a commitment concerning studying the Word of the Lord.


The thinking that destroys us is this: We have listened to the Word of God, we have agreed with it, but we do not purpose in our heart and minds to do it.

V     Remember: James 2:26  For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.


First of all make up your mind that you will put some time every day into the study of the Word of God. That is an easy resolution to make, and not a very difficult one to keep; if the one who makes it is in earnest. It is one of the most fruitful resolutions that any Christian ever made. The forming of that resolution and the holding faithfully to it, has been the turning point in many a life. Many a life that has been barren and unsatisfactory has become rich and useful through the introduction into it of regular, persevering, daily study of the Bible. (A Pastors quote)

First of all we must study the Word of the Lord daily.

V     Psalms 1:2  But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.


V     Matthew 6:11  Give us this day our daily bread. (connect these two scriptures together to understand)

Matthew 4:4  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.


V     Acts 17:11   These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

We must be diligent and patient

V     Romans 15:4  For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

V     2 Peter 1:10  Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence(to study, to be earnest) to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

V     Hebrews 4:11  Let us labour (this word means to study) therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.


Study Tips:


When you read a verse in the Bible ask yourself What does this verse mean? Then ask: What does it mean for me? When that is answered ask yourself again: Is that all it means? and don't leave it until you are quite sure that is all it means for the present.