Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
June 15, 1967

Bible Study

Edgar J. Dye

Bible study is a delightful experience for the zealous, faithful child of God. The Psalmist expressed it beautifully, when he said, "... his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night." (Psa. 1:2) Studying the sacred Scriptures is considered a spiritual feast by those who "hunger and thirst after righteousness." They "desire the sincere milk of the word." (Ma. 5:6; I Pet. 2:1) It is the life sustaining activity for the local church. When men "receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls," they are spiritually enlightened, made spiritually strong. (Jas. 1: 21; 2 Pet. 3:18)

But Bible study is a chore for the half-converted, worldly-minded professed Christian. Worldly interests have robbed them of their spiritual appetite; their spiritual strength has been drained; and they have grown so weak and sickly they find it is somewhat of a burden to perform this spiritual labor, Of course, there are those among the lukewarm and indifferent children of God who count it no more than a waste of time to study or attend Bible study. Consequently, they seldom meet with the saints for Bible study. Then there are those who are spiritually dead who never assemble for a study period. Some of these are so far gone their "veins have collapsed." Thus, they cannot be fed that which will revitalize them, not even ravenously.

How do you view Bible study? What is it to you, my brother? It is an accurate spiritual barometer.