New Believers Bible - Flipbook - Page 110
what to do after you
have accepted Christ
You might say that the Bible is the “user’s manual of life” we have all been
searching for. Everything we need to know about God and living a life that
pleases him is found in its pages.
Tragically, some of us go through life without so much as picking up this
amazing book, whose words were inspired by God. Yet success or failure in the
Christian life is determined by how much of the Bible we get into our hearts
and minds and how obedient we are to the principles and teachings found
within it. Just as we need to continually breathe oxygen to survive, we need to
regularly study the Bible to grow and flourish spiritually. Here are some
important reasons why we need to spend time in this life-changing book.
1. Studying the Bible Is Necessary for Our Spiritual Growth. The Bible
performs three functions to help us mature spiritually (see 2 Timothy
3:16-17, page 1103).
2. Studying the Bible Keeps Us Spiritually Strong. The more we get into
this book and apply its teachings, the more we will be able to stand our
ground in the storms and trials of life (see Psalm 119:9-18, page 527).
3. Studying the Bible Makes Scripture a Central Part of Our Lives.
God desires that we make the Bible an integral part of our lives (see
Deuteronomy 11:18-20, page 167).
4. Studying the Bible Helps Us Apply Its Truth to Our Lives. We will
notice positive changes in our lives as we apply what we read in Scripture (see
Psalm 1:1-3, page 469).