“Knowledge is power,” a quote often attributed to Francis Bacon, and used by Thomas Jefferson,” is an axiom evident in every area of life. It is no less true regarding spiritual matters.
Other than increasing in knowledge for the sake of knowledge, have you ever thought about how knowing God’s Word empowers you?
Today’s list offers 12 benefits and blessings of gaining Bible knowledge
12 Ways Bible Knowledge Empowers Us
Studying God’s Word and increasing your Bible knowledge can help you to…
…Increase and mature in your faith (Rom. 10:17; 2 Thess. 1:3).
…Grow spiritually (2 Pet. 3:18)
…Make better choices (Ps. 119:66).
…Develop a closer relationship with God (I Jn. 2:3-5; Jer. 31:31-34).
…Follow Jesus in your daily life and become more Christ-like (Lk, 6:40).
…Dispel ignorance and incorrect religious beliefs (Eph. 5:17).
…Overcome apathy and indifference (Rev. 3:15-21).
…Alter your attitude (Rom. 4:23; Phil. 2:5).
…Change your behavior (2 Cor. 13:5).
…Produce fruit in your life (Jn. 15:1-8; Gal. 5:22-23)
…Satisfy the inner needs for which you were created (Phil. 4:19; 1Pet. 1:3).
…Develop spiritual wisdom and practical insight (Prov. 1:7; 2:6; 8:12; 9:10).
The wise man was right when he wrote, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Prov. 1:7).
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman