3 Reasons Why You Should Understand Scriptures

In Luke 4:9‭-‬11 NKJV, we read that "the devil brought Jesus to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here. For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you,’ and, ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.

I was reading through the dialogue between the devil and Jesus. I realized that Jesus was only able to overcome these temptations because of his understanding of the Scriptures. Here is a quick question for you: How much of the Word of God do you have in your mind?

He would have fallen into errors without a deep understanding of the scriptures, even though he was the son of God. He would have tried to see if he would be rescued after jumping; after all, he was the son of God, and what the devil quoted from the scripture was absolutely correct.

However, he had an understanding that he did not have to test the Word of God before he would know if it was true. With this insight, he was able to defeat the devil.

Many people have fallen into errors because they received advice that had biblical backing. Scriptural backing, in the sense of referring to the scripture They followed blindly because they heard the person who gave that advice refer to a particular chapter of the Bible that seems to be very accurate with the issue at hand.

The above scriptures reveal that, as a Christian, it's important that you make time to study the scriptures. The more you study the scriptures, the more you understand what they say. A preacher once said," It's the revelation that turns meditation into a force inside you." "In the place of meditation, you get revelation."

I've heard people quote the book of Timothy, "Don’t drink water. You ought to drink a little wine for the sake of your stomach because you're sick so often."

1 Timothy 5:23. They quote this chapter just to prove that they are not wrong when they are drunk with wine.

They ignore the part of the scriptures that says, "Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit.

(Ephesians 5 vs. 18)The advice to drink wine was given to only Timothy by Paul. And the advice in this book of Ephesians was addressed to all believers. Don't quote the scripture out of context.

Many even go as far as to quote a part of the scripture while ignoring the other part because it is suitable for them. However, an understanding of the scriptures will make you know right from wrong.

You'll be so quick to know if scripture is misquoted when you have a deeper understanding.

It's important to always ask God to reveal what He is saying about a particular chapter while in meditation.

It will help you engage with the right people on scriptural matters. You'll not teach heresies or what you've heard someone say. You'll know and teach what the scriptures say and the revelations you receive regarding them.

Don't just accept God's Word with joy; let it take deep roots in your heart so that you can better understand God's Word and avoid being tossed around by false doctrines.

“These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.”Acts 17:11 NKJV.

"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work" II Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV.

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