PATTERN FOR LIVING. KINGDOM PERSPECTIVE BIBLE STUDY. SESSION 2.
Our aim is to understand the mind of Christ by reading and applying the written word of God to dealing with the unstable, shakable cultural and socioeconomic realities of the 21st century and beyond.
Hebrews 12: 27 The words “Once more” signify the removal of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that the unshakable may remain. 28 Therefore, since we are receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us be filled with gratitude, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.
Our knowledge and understanding of the scripture is critical to our knowledge of God, our own self, and the ever-changing world and its culture. The scripture, also known as the Word of God, is the culmination of what we know as the holy Bible. It is written for the profiting of its readers.
The Bible was written and put together within a vast space of centuries with the utmost accuracy, orchestrated and supervised by the Holy Spirit in a manner that gives answers, clear direction and sights to any question we can ever imagine as humans.
However, since the word of God is spiritually inspired, it will take those whose spirits have been redeemed and awakened from spiritual blindness, which is the result of sin nature we inherited, to appreciate the value of God’s word to pay close attention to it, in a manner that God can speak to them through his written word.
Our insight into God’s word will ultimately define and determine how far we will go, not just in a spiritual walk, but also in our general walk and interaction with life. The reason for this is that God‘s word, or any other word, shapes the ideologies that determine the philosophy and outlook to life.
Hence, if we don’t have a solid understanding of what God says, how the Father intends to be approached, we will not only live in ignorance and confusion, but also in every likelihood that we will be deceived by the trickery of the enemy.
Studying the word of God to me is more than just acquiring information and theological knowledge, as well as theology is a profound part of getting to know God’s word and will.
2 Timothy 2:15.
From infancy, you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for instruction, for conviction, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be complete, fully equipped for every good work.…