12 Aug To much word of God?
One of my fellow Twitters ask the question “Is there such thing as too much bible study? If so, what are the signs?” My short answer: No
My full response (more than 140 Character) would be this:
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Rom 10:17
Our faith comes from hearing the word of God, and studying is the same thing as hearing, it is the main thing that builds up our faith. Instructs us in God, who He is, His will, His mind, His plans, His promises to us, and so much more. The more one studies and knows the word of God, the deeper they know God, and even know their self. I have always seen a direct correlation between how much time someone spends in the word of God, to the level of faith they have.
Great amounts of study, resulting in great knowledge of Gods word, always equaled great faith, lives of great faith.
The greatest men of God in history, where always lovers of God’s word, and diligently studied and lived by His word. Men like D Moody, George Muller, Wesley, Knox, Tyndale, Wigglesworth, Ravenhill & Spurgeon and many, many more.
To say one can have too much bible study, is to say one can have too much faith according to the verse above, they are linked together. And is that possible, to have too much faith? I think not.
And because as someone once said “we are leaky vessels” the word must be constantly replenished in us. Other wise it will slowly leak out of us, and it will be replaced with the philosophies, beliefs and ways of the world. The spirit of the antichrist is constantly after us with so many bad theologies, filling our ears daily. And as the word leaks out, they rush in to fill the void. Not to mention we are at war with our own flesh and thoughts, and they are ether being influenced with a constant flow of the word of God, or the beliefs of the world. We will lose faith, become week. This too I have seen, witnessed in the lives of others and myself. We must maintain a constant replenishing of the word of God in us.
Also consider this verse:
“Your Word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.” Ps 119:105
So can we have too much light of God on our paths then? I say no.
As for me I love the word of God and can not get to much of it, love to study it night and day.