The importance of knowing God’s Word
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. - 2 Timothy 3:16-17
A church pastor visited the sixth grade Sunday School class one day, and listened as the teacher taught some of the Old Testament. At the end, the pastor asked, “Does anyone know who knocked down the walls of Jericho?”
Two boys answered, “Pastor, we don’t know who did it, but it sure wasn’t us.”
Shocked, he turned to the teacher and asked, “What do you think of that answer?” The teacher replied, “Pastor, they’ve always been honest. If they said they didn’t do it, I believe them.”
The pastor huffed off and went out into the hallway where he saw the chairman of the church board. He told him what had just happened. “Can you believe that?” the pastor sighed.
The chairman of the board looked at him and said, “Pastor, let’s not fuss about who did what. We’ll just fix the walls and pay for it out of the General Fund.”
All kidding aside, I think most Christians today would agree there’s a surprising lack of biblical literacy even among churchgoers these days. And much of it has to do with the fact that too many people who know the Bible well aren’t stepping up to pass their knowledge onto others.
So if you’d put yourself in the camp of those who know the Bible well, make it a point to teach others. And if you don’t, find someone who can teach you!
Pray that God would help you find a relationship where you’re either teaching or learning the Bible.
Questions for Thought:
Why do you think it’s so important to know God’s Word?
Who in your life today could you either teach or learn from about the Bible?
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