Most Christians attend Bible study. Right? But why do we keep going? Don’t we ever get finished? Literary groups choose a book, read it together, and delve into the characters, plot, and message of the author. We do that, too, in Bible study.
Why don’t we ever learn everything there is to know? We pick the Bible apart, pray about it, and apply it to our lives. Don’t we ever learn everything we need to know?
Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword.” I don’t know about you, but every time I read the Bible, something always seems to stand out. Words I hadn’t noticed before—a new message. How could that be? I’ve read the passage many times throughout my Christian life. The Word is a living thing, not just some text written centuries ago. It has a message for us today, just as it did for those living in Biblical times and through the eons.
The actual words haven’t changed because God never changes, but our understanding, our perception deepens over time and throughout our lifetime. Every time we read it, we discover more, go a little deeper.
Matthew 24:35 says “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” The word doesn’t change or disappear or go out of style.
“So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth, it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent.” Isaiah 55:11. The words in the Bible are powerful and can change our lives according to the Lord’s perfect will. Powerful, unchanging, perfect. These are a few of the adjectives I can think of to describe God’s word.
No wonder we can never finish having Bible study.