Reflection – Rev Ken Connor
Scripture grows insight.
‘they… examined the scriptures every day’ (Acts 17:11)
What was it about the people of Berea that made them more receptive? It was simply this, they not only heard Paul preach on the sabbath, but daily they searched the Scriptures, and compared what they read with the facts related to them. It was the Bereans’ eagerness to hear from God and respond to what they heard that made them noble. In other words, by looking at the scriptures daily they were able to confirm for themselves the gospel message.
The reality is that what we believe in Christ does not fear examination; in fact, advocates of the gospel, desire no more than that people will fully and fairly examine Scripture for themselves, searching for truth.
It is not sufficient to have a passing acquaintance with the scriptures. It is not enough to know the Bible second hand. If we in eager expectation search the scriptures and examines its content daily, with a deep desire to know the truth, we will be guided by the Holy Spirit into all truth – and you will know the truth and the truth shall set you free.
Spend some additional time today, immersing yourself in God’s word.
Loving Father, thank You for Your Word of truth and all that it contains. Help me to be a good steward of the Scriptures as I search its pages daily and teach me all that You would have me learn – and guide me into all truth I pray, in Jesus’ name, Amen.