When I became a Christian, churches did not have regular follow-up courses for new converts such as we have today. My “follow-up course” was a series of Bible studies from the Book of Hebrews, led by a gifted layman and taught in his living room.
Much of what was taught was over my head as a new believer. But what I did learn grounded me in the Word and established me in the faith.
A working knowledge of the Bible is essential for spiritual growth and stability. God’s Word is light to guide us, food to nourish us, and a weapon to defend us. “Thus saith the Lord!” is our sure foundation. One reason God has established local churches is that believers might grow in the Word and, in turn, help others to grow.
Remember: “The things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2).
Study: Psalm 119:105; Matthew 4:4; Ephesians 4:11-16; 6:17.
Action assignment: List two things that will help you grow even more in the Word; ask God to help you take at least one step toward digging deeper into your Bible.
WARREN W. WIERSBE