Growing in the Word

by Justin Morton

If someone were to ask “Why is the Bible important to you?”, how would you answer that question? I am sure we could give a lot of different reasons for why God’s Word is important to us. We might say things like: to help in our battle to combat sin (Psa. 119:9-11), to help grow and mature in the faith (I Pet. 2:1-2; Heb. 5:11-6:1) or even to help lead and guide us as we travel down this road called life (Psa. 119:105). We have many reasons God’s Word is important to us.

But let’s say someone followed up that first question by asking “How do you demonstrate the importance of the Bible in your life?” Well that is an entirely different question, isn’t it? While it’s easy to list all the reasons the Bible is important, it’s much harder to list how we live out the importance of God’s Word in our daily lives. Job showed the importance of God’s Word in his life by prioritizing it over food. “I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food” (Job 23:12). Could we make the same claim as Job?

Tonight begins a new quarter for our Bible classes. If you have not been attending a class, tonight is a great opportunity to start! Light green fliers in the lobby list all the adult classes that are being offered, both on Sunday and Wednesday nights. As always we offer classes for children of all ages, from babies to teens. I want to encourage you to look those over and pick out a class that you think will be interesting and uplifting to you and then make plans to attend every class session you can. Sometimes we go to the same class or classroom for years because it is our habit, but going to classes with different people and teachers can challenge all of us to think about the Bible in distinct ways. Don’t miss out on a fantastic study that will bless your life and help you grow in your knowledge of God’s Word. Attending Bible class is a great way to demonstrate the importance of God’s Word in our lives. Let’s continue growing in our knowledge of the Lord and His Word (2 Pet. 3:18).