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Searching the Scriptures Daily (Acts 17:11)

Introductory Thoughts

Historically, most believers did not have the option of searching the scriptures every day. In fact, local bodies of believers might have had only one copy of the scriptures or a portion of the scriptures that could be read only when the believers came together to worship the Lord. As time progressed, more and more copies of the scriptures began to circulate. In Acts chapter 17, the Bereans were declared to be noble because they searched the scriptures on a daily basis. Perhaps they each had copies, or they met at a place of worship and studied together, but either way, they were commended for their faithfulness to delve into God’s word. Now, as the Bible is readily available, believers should be more faithful than any previous generation to daily search of the scriptures.

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children): So that we can grow and be strong and healthy, we eat several times a day. God wants us to feed (read and study) on His word so that we can grow (learn to fear God and do what He says) in our Christian life (1 Peter 2:2). This too should be daily (Job 23:12b).
  • (For everyone): Would you like to be labeled as noble? Do you search the scriptures on a daily basis? Do you only spend time in the scriptures when you attend your local worship services?
  • Why is it important that believers spend time in the word of God each day? What can happen if a believer fails to spend time in the scripture?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Ask God to give you something special out of His word each day.
  • Ask the Lord to give you a love for His word.