Here’s another reason to study Scripture–discernment, the ability to tell the difference between truth and lies.
We are surrounded by misconceptions about who God is and how He operates. Colossians 2:23 warns us that a lot of ideas men put forth seem reasonable, and Paul could understand how we could fall for them. They have “an appearance of wisdom,” he said. But in the first chapter of the letter, and most of chapter 2, his focus is solely on Christ.
That devotion to internalizing truth is critically important to our faith in this culture. God reserves special condemnation for those who would twist His truth. (2 Thessalonians 2:12).
If we are so intimately acquainted with The Truth (John 14:6), we’ll never fall for a half-truth. In John’s letters, nothing thrilled him like knowing his spiritual children were walking in truth.
Just as Jesus Christ is God in human form, the Scriptures are God in written form. The Father’s heart’s desire is for us to know Him (Ephesians 2:7).
Don’t take someone else’s word – Take God’s!