DIG for Sunday the 3rd of July…..make what you learn from the Word your own revelation…..2 Timothy 2 v 15

There are a great many good teachers and preachers available for us to learn from today.

There are a great many daily devotionals (other than this one) that we can read and digest.

There are a great many books we can read directing us to many truths in God’s Word.

However it is very important for a believer to study the Word for himself, as well as learning from others.

I would also suggest that every time you read a devotional or book, or listen to a preacher, you do it with your Bible open.

As you are being taught and learning you should be looking everything up for yourself in the Word.

You really need to read the Scripture references for yourselves and not just take the word of the author or teacher.

If you just read the chapter and verse and don’t look it up for yourself it will remain the revelation of the teacher.

If you look into it, read the actual verses, ponder over them and meditate upon them the revelation will become our own.

You will be able to say, “I know that John 10 v 10 says I can have an abundant life”, rather than, “Vic says I can live in abundance”.

You will be able to say, “I know from my studies that God’s Word in 2 Corinthians 5 v 21 says that I have been made righteous”, rather than, “Vic said I have been made righteous”.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for teachers and preachers, but thank you Lord for your Word and the help of the Holy Spirit so that I can study and rightly divide the Word for myself”.

2 Timothy 2 v 25…..Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth

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