The people here were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, since they welcomed the message with eagerness and examined the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
— Acts 17:11, HCSB
God’s Word is full of precious promises and helpful counsel. It is infallible; for God can not err. It has help for every circumstance and condition of life, and God looks on with sadness when His children turn from it to human aid.
We are invited to search this Word for aid when brought into difficult places. If we do not consult the Guide-book at every step, inquiring, Is this the way of the Lord? our words and actions will be tainted by selfishness.
He who converses with God thru the Scriptures will be ennobled and sanctified. As he reads the inspired record of the Saviour’s love, his heart is melted in tenderness and contrition. He is filled with a desire to be like the Master, to live a life of loving service.
He has sent His Spirit into our world to bring all things to our remembrance. By a miracle of His power He has preserved His written Word thru the ages. Shall we not, then, make this Word our constant study, learning from it God’s purpose for us?
We are to open the Word of God with reverence, with a sincere desire to know the will of God concerning us. Then the heavenly angels will direct our search. God speaks to us out of His Word. We are in the audience-chamber of the Most High, in the very presence of God. Christ enters the heart.
The Holy Spirit takes of the things of God and shows them to us. We see more clearly the greatness of God’s love and the fulness of His salvation. We appreciate more fully His gracious design to make us partners in the heavenly firm...and He shows us His covenant.
— Signs of the Times, June 26, 1901
Search the Word for aid when brought into difficult places. Consult the Guide-book at every step inquiring, Is this the way of the Lord?
Converse with God through the Scriptures.
Open the Word of God with reverence and a sincere desire to know the will of God concerning you.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to take of the things of God and show them to you.