A pastor once shared the secret to his academic success. He had been having difficulty making progress in his research work. Then one day, he opened the Bible and read a story therein. God used the story in that portion of scripture to give him the wisdom he needed for his research work. He came out excellently.

Friend, the word of God is God’s wisdom in print. When you have the word, you already have wisdom for life and living. Studying the Bible as a mere religious book is the reason for frustration in the lives of many people today. Your posture around God’s word will determine your profiting in the same (Psalms 119:98, 1 Timothy 4:15)

“And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:15). The scriptures are designed to make us wise. Only fools jettison the word of God (Proverbs 1:7). If the devil wants to cheat you in life, he would help you to make up excuses for not studying the Bible.

“But one thing is needful…” (Luke 10:42). Nothing can be more important than staying at the feet of Jesus. You will get at the feet of Jesus the things that your running helter skelter would not get you (Luke 10:38-42). If Jesus said only one thing is needful, you had better believed it and stake your life for it. Why are you disturbed with so many things leaving the most important thing behind?

“I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths” (Proverbs 1:11). The Bible is the only book on earth that addresses every area of human needs. There is wisdom in God’s word for every area of your life. The answers to questions of your life; academics, business, marriage, finance, ministry, health etc., are all found in scriptures (Proverbs 24:13-14).

“…Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God” (1 Corinthians 1:24). Don’t only pursue the person of Jesus, also pursue the principles of Jesus. The person of Jesus guarantees us access to Heaven, the principles of Jesus are our leverage for success on earth. Until you learn of Jesus you cannot truly find rest for your soul (Matthew 11:29). What are you learning today?

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria