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Lesson 2 - Firmly Grounded

The Holy Bible is as sacred as our God who inspired His Holy Patriarchs over 1,600 years to pen and preach (2 Peter 1:21). It is sold in more languages and interpreted versions than any other book ever published. It contains what sincere readers are seeking - the wisdom of God, prophecies that foretell what the future holds, how life and sin began, how to live a fulfilled and purposeful life, what happens beyond the grave, how this world will end, and so much more. Taken in spiritual context, you will find in it a revelation of God's character of love, and the battle Jesus won of good over evil, the reason for faith to believe in Him (Luke 1:70-72; Romans 10:17).

Further Reading: Genesis 1:26 | 1 John 4:7,8,16 | Matthew 22:37-40 | 1 John 2:3-6

Scripture is a guiding light that grows brighter and clearer when its principles of love are lived and when combined with the study of nature (Romans1:20). God alone provides inner peace regardless of the circumstances affecting us or the lives of others (John 14:27).

Further Reading: Genesis1:1-23 | Psalm 33:6 | Colossians 1:13-17
Trusting Bible principles: Psalm 119:89 | Romans 15:4
Living by God's Word: Matthew 4:4 | 2 Peter 1:19

Jesus declares that He is the Word of God in the flesh (John 1:1-3,14). It is no wonder that scripture refers to itself as powerful, alive, and active (Hebrews 4:12). First Peter 1:23 describers the Word of God as living, abiding, and transforming lives forever.

Studying the "living Word" brings us into harmony with God, our Creator (Romans 12:2).

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Further Reading: Proverbs 2:1-5 | John 17:3 | Deuteronomy 11:18,19

| Romans 1:16; 3:20 | Philippians 3:10

Our ultimate pursuit in the study of God's Word should be to come to truly know God for ourselves and to avoid being deceived by false doctrine (1 Timothy 4:12; 2 Timothy 4:3,4). The more we grow in our relationship with God, the more the glory of His powerful character of love will be reflected in us and through our lives to bless others (Philippians 3:8).

Further Reading: John 7:17 | Hebrews 11:6 | Proverbs 2:3-6 | Matthew 7:7,8 | James 1:5,6

We are not left alone to understand Scripture. Pray for the Holy Spirit to guide your search for truth (John 16:13, 14; 14:17). The Holy Spirit is ever seeking to provide correction and guidance to the willing person on all matters, including their salvation and eternal life (John 15:26). It is the Holy Spirit that brings to our memory scriptural principles to meet and overcome the challenges of life (John 14:26).

Further Reading: John 7:17 | Hebrews 11:6 | Proverbs 2:3-6 | Matthew 7:7,8 | James 1:5,6

John 14:23,24; 17:3 | 2 Peter 1:3,4 | Psalm 119:11 | John 17:3 | 2 Peter 1:2

The Bible is our love letter from God to make us aware of the spiritual battle between Christ and Satan, and to give us hope through His redemption plan, and so much more (Romans 15:4). Let's give God's Word our time and attention. Our destiny depends on it.

Unlike any other study, the Bible can be understood by all who are willing to surrender their lives to God and be obedient to the wisdom of revealed truth (Jeremiah 29:13; Jamies 1:5).

Dear God, My Heavenly Friend,

How can I thank YOU enough for Your enormous love for me! You saw far ahead and responded to sin way before the Garden of Eden. You loved me so much that You were willing to sacrifice Your life to provide a way of escape, a way out of dark-ness, a path to eternity for me. My heart is open to Your Holy Spirit to give me understanding of Your Holy Word. Guide me, my Savior, from this day forward and save me when You come again. Amen.

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