Big Hill Bible Studies
04 May 2018
"Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so." - Acts 17:11 (NASB)
Consider the context of this passage. Luke is describing the people in the church of Berea (not Kentucky). While false prophets and doctrines were floating about, these people were eager to search the Scriptures and see what was true and what was false. They wanted to be in the truth, following the Word with confidence.
So how do we compare to the Bereans? Do we search the Scriptures daily, eagerly, and with the necessary depth to see whether things we hear or see today are truth or not? Notice how often they did this - DAILY! Are we in the Word daily? Do we challenge the teachings of the world? How much of what is called "religion" today is nothing more than Satan's attempts to knock us off balance?
I'd like to challenge you to try something today. What do you believe as being scriptural but you don't know where the scripture is? How many things like this can you think of? Is it concerning enough for you to examine the Scriptures daily? We are told to "be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15).
Stay in the Word, "be ready in season and out of season" be ready to "make a defense to everyone who asks" and do this daily. I believe now more, than ever that the Christians must know the Word in order to stand in the world, and become the voice we need to be.