Study God's Word

So what's this all about? Well, some have expressed an interest in having a Bible study aimed at young Christians sent out through e-mail. After all, so many young people exchange e-mail on a regular basis. Why not take advantage of that communication line to encourage Bible study? Sounded like a good idea to me.

In Acts 17:11 the Bible says regarding people at Berea, "These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so." God commends these folks because they studied the word of God with an open mind. That's a duty we all have before God, to be good students of his word. Okay, you've all heard this before. And I believe most of you probably want to be better students of the word. So we're here to help.

We'll prepare these studies for you on a regular basis. They will be short, so they won't take too much of your time. And hopefully they'll be prepared carefully enough that they'll give you something to meditate on. After all, meditation is a key to good Bible study.

Ps. 119:48 says, "My hands also I will lift up to Your commandments, Which I love, And I will meditate on Your statutes." Meditate on the word, folks! Ps. 119:97 says, "Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day." You people, meditate on the Lord's word! Think about it when you're getting ready in the morning. Dwell on it when you can during the day. Contemplate its message for you when you're breaking for lunch, when you lay down at night. Meditate on God's word.

Our intention is to provide you fuel for your meditation. We want to send you thought provoking lessons that will stir your minds to dwell on God. We'll ask a question or two at the end of our study, probably not related to the study. Don't worry about sending an answer to the question. It's just designed to make you think. We'll give an answer in the following study.

Our goal is to help you be students of the word. Since most of our readers are probably students, we thought that would be a good title for this series. Eccl. 12:1 says, "Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, Before the difficult days come, And the years draw near when you say, I have no pleasure in them:" Whatever your age, you've got tough times ahead. I think this is especially true if you're young. So the Lord wants you to build a habit of following him while you're young. You learn to follow him by being a good student of the word. We offer this study in the humble desire to help you remember God now, while you're young, so you'll know him when you're old, and he'll claim you in eternity.

Question For This Study

Okay, try this one on for size. How many wise men came to visit Jesus at his birth?