Don’t study the Bible

Don’t study the Bible; let the Bible study you.

God’s word is alive and active, sharper than a razor blade, able to separate our soul from our spirit; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of our hearts (Hebrews 4:12).Yet, we come to the Bible to study it, as if it’s a text book. When studying the Bible, we can come away will all kinds of profound insight – “Wow. It’s sharp. Hummmm. It has a pen-like handle on it. You know.? It kind of looks like a scalpel.” Hello! It is a scalpel. We feel so much better when we have discovered what it is – we can even sound devoted to God when we share the intellectual insight we have discovered about God. Studying the Bible can make us feel better about ourselves, but that doesn’t mean we are healed. We must give the scalpel of scripture to the master surgeon and let Him study the inner workings of our lives, revealing our cancerous sin, self-righteous indignation, and brokenness. It’s painful to let the Word of God study us, but it brings healing and improves the quality of life. Don’t study the Bible; let the Bible study you.

-Ron Klabunde
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3 Responses to Don’t study the Bible

  1. Eme Natividad says:

    🙂 i was studying on the same verse with a campus missionary from California.

    yes, the Word of God is like a scalpel that will take the impurities in our hearts. just like a surgeon taking something out of a person’s system.

    we must submit to God everyday. GOD is the Word and the Word is Alive… therefore, seek the Word and let GOD, or the Word itself, examine our hearts and let JESUS govern over our thoughts, words and deeds.
    🙂 nice blog, kuya

  2. gray says:

    hmm kala ko kung ano. well then let yourself be studied by the Bible🙂
    matagal na tong wordpress mo nho.. gusto ko nga rin gumawa dati pa, kaso natatamad pa ko. hintayin mo ko pag di na ko tamad😛

  3. “Studying the Bible can make us feel better about ourselves, but that doesn’t mean we are healed. We must give the scalpel of scripture to the master surgeon and let Him study the inner workings of our lives, revealing our cancerous sin, self-righteous indignation, and brokenness. It’s painful to let the Word of God study us, but it brings healing and improves the quality of life. Don’t study the Bible; let the Bible study you.”

    Nice read!=)

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