A Risky Assumption

Daily Prompts: Assumption
        This Bible Study will be short.  Well, short compared to my usual “novel” when I type up a Bible Study.  The title is intriguing you might say.  Do you see what I did there?  I made an assumption on what you might say.  I can make another assumption in regards to my previous assumption, but I will just make a clear statement instead.  The reason I went with the title “A Risky Assumption” is for an interesting reason.  What is this interesting reason?  I personally believe that many people make assumptions about what The Bible really teaches us.  I know we can all view The Bible differently on many points discussed within, but I also know there are many things which we all can agree on as well.  We all differ in how we live by what The Bible teaches us.

        There were a group of people from Berea who were called Bereans as would be proper to call someone from a place named Berea.  These people heard the Apostle Paul, and the Apostle Silas.  We know that Paul was in Apostle, but how can we know that Silas was an Apostle as well?  The word “Apostle” means “one who is sent.”  Since The Scriptures tell us that both Paul, and Silas were sent then we can rightly call them both as an Apostle.  Let us see what The Bible teaches us here in Acts 17:10-11, which says, “(10)  Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea.  When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews.  (11)  These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received The Word with all readiness, and searched The Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.”

        We see here that the Bereans searched The Scriptures daily to see if what the Apostle Paul, and what the Apostle Silas were saying to validate if what they spoke was indeed the truth from The Word, which is The Bible.  They were actually obeying something else that the Apostle Paul told the young Apostle, and Preacher, Timothy about studying The Word.  Let us see what The Bible says here in 2 Timothy 2:15, which says, “(15)  Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing The Word of Truth.”  The phrase used here of “Be diligent” is the NKJV (New King James Version) of the KJV (King James Version) of The Bible that is the same as the word “Study” used in the KJV.  Both “Study,” and “Be diligent” mean to “search The Scriptures daily” as the Bereans did above in Acts 17:10-11.

        Now, I am back to making an assumption, and that is that many people hear about studying get discouraged.  When The Bible teaches us to “Study,” or “Be diligent” we are being taught to “search The Scriptures daily.”  However, there is some encouragement I have for you all.  You don’t have to do this in-depth.  You just have to do it.  I go deep into studying The Bible, and that is why so many of my articles on here are controversial to most “Christians” who are just “so-called Christians,” or False Christians.  True Christians always go deep in their teaching, and preaching of The Bible.  You will not have this desire to learn more about The Bible, and to have God reveal the hidden secrets deep within The Scriptures at first, but if you are really seeking to draw closer to God, then it will happen in time.  Just keep the faith.

        I used to make risky assumption after risky assumption all of the time about The Bible, but the longer I went to church the more curious I became about what my Pastor was saying.  This led me to start going deeper into The Bible.  Then I started taking notes during sermons at church.  At first were short, and curt notes with rarely up to 5 words total for the entire sermon.  Then it became entire sentences for notes.  Then it became entire pages in my Bible Study Journal.  Then when talking with my Pastor one day he told me that I have a very keen mind on The Bible.  My Pastor is very wise, and he always chooses his words carefully.  He encourages the congregation all of the time, but he rarely compliments on what someone is doing without good reason.

        It was nothing I did.  All I did was stop making a risky assumption, and I started to study The Bible.  Now, I have been at my church almost 2 years as a member.  I have the authorization of my church to go out to preach The Word to those who are lost wherever I go.  I am now a leader in several outreach programs that help those who are homeless, who are addicted to drugs, who have marital problems, who have problems finding employment, and who need clothing.  This has inspired the elders of the church as well as the youth to become more involved in helping the community.  However, none of this would be possible if God had made a risky assumption about me.  He is the reason I am able to do these things, and I do them all for His glory.

        We all need to stop making a risky assumption, and start “searching The Scriptures daily” to see where God is leading us in life.  Think about that.  I hope this Bible Study has opened up your eyes on this matter, and that you are able to use this to help you in your walk with God along with helping others.  As always feel free to use any part of this Bible Study as you see fit, all of it, any part of any Bible Study I have typed up in the past, and/or all parts of any Bible Study I have typed up in the past.  Please share this with everyone, and God bless you all.


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