A question asked by many Christians is “Why is it important that we study the Bible?” How one answers that question is crucial to his relationship with the Creator.

First and foremost, the Bible is where we learn about God and we cannot truly worship Him without fully knowing who He is and what He does. The more we study and learn about Him, the closer we draw to Him, finally coming into His very presence — and that is the greatest blessing of all.

Below are what some significant figures in history have to say about the need to study the Word of God:


Apply yourself to the whole text, and apply the whole text to yourself.”

—J. A. Bengel


“The study of God’s Word for the purpose of discovering God’s will is the secret discipline which has formed the greatest characters.”    

—James W. Alexander


“Reading gives us breadth, but study gives us depth.”

—Jerry Bridges


“The Bible that is falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.”

—Vance Havner


“I never saw a useful Christian who was not a student of the Bible.”

—D. L. Moody


“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.”

—Theodore D. Roosevelt


“Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.”

—Ronald Reagan


The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.”  

—Harper Lee

“Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things that are written in it”

John the Revelator (Revelation 1:3)


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