June 2018- Bible Knowledge
Reading: 2 Timothy chapter 3 verses 15
‘From a child you have known the scriptures’
I am always amazed when I hear some elderly Christian’s freely quoting verses
from all over the Bible. I happened to ask one of them how they managed to do
this and expecting an explanation of some method or system that was being
used; he told me that he simply absorbed this by daily reading, meditation and
As we grew up most of us would have had the privilege like Timothy, of having
had the verses of the Bible read to us, so that we have had the opportunity to
absorb God’s word. This should result in us growing in our Christian lives, and
having a greater knowledge of Bible verses. As Peter aptly puts it in 1 Peter 2:2
“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word; that ye may grow
The apostle Paul quoted liberally from the Bible and so did the Lord Jesus Christ.
It was not long arguments He used when He was tested by Satan in the wilderness
(Matthew 4:1-10). He only used Bible verses! What an effective weapon this was
and still is. Remember that the Word of God is described in Heb. 4:12 as ‘sharper
than any two edged sword’, and can be used to protect us from all types of trials.
Let’s make sure that we become more familiar with the Word of God and use it
for His glory. For He wants us to live by every word that proceeds out of his mouth
(Matthew 4:4). Therefore as individuals we need to do a few things; firstly we
should try and learn as much scripture as possible while we are young so that we
can recall it as we get older, and secondly we should try and teach our children
and those in our sphere of influence verses of scripture, in any way possible, be it
by memory or by song.