Read, listen, meditate, memorize, study, teach, and apply are the seven disciplines of Scriptural development. Hosea 4:6 warns, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge,” but Proverb 24:5 declares, “A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.”
Possessing a Bible is not enough in order to grow spiritually. Knowing about the Bible is of little value for spiritual maturity. Rather, it is imperative that Christians grow in their knowledge of Scripture. This requires personal discipline: Discipline to grow in knowledge of God’s Word.
First Peter 2:2 tells us to, “…desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.” Taking in the Word of God will result in spiritual growth. But spiritual maturity takes time and nourishment just like physical maturity. Hebrews 5:13 points out that, “…every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.”
Incorporating the seven disciplines into your life will lead from spiritual infancy to spiritual maturity and deeper insights into the Word of God. Hebrews 5:14 assures that, “…strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”
Learning the Word of God instructs you in the way God thinks. You learn what He likes and does not like, how He feels about things, what are His goals and His plan, and yes, what is His will. Adopting the instruction of Scriptures as your own doctrine results in conformity to the thoughts and will of God. By this means, you ‘exercise your senses’ and become a follower of Jesus Christ, His disciple.
I hope and pray this web site helps you in your pursuit of spiritual growth. ‘Vitamins for your soul’ concisely sum profound Scriptural thoughts in one liner quotes. ‘Doctrine’ pages provide Bible study notes, guides, and lessons. ‘Character’ topics focus on attitude, perspective, and lifestyle to polish your testimony for Christ and to shine your inward man through you outward man. ‘Skills’ lessons enhance your personal proficiency in spiritual growth as well as your effectiveness to witness and to disciple others.
The insights, the benefits, and the joy gained from learning the Bible are unparalleled. God’s Word is truly filled with life changing Scriptures.
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