Know Grow Serve
The purpose of Bible study is to learn more about the word of God and to be like Jesus. "But we all, with unveiled face, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Lord, the Spirit" (2 Cor. 3: 18) To discover his will and please him. "How can a young man keep his way pure? By taking heed according to your word ... I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against thee His deeds to learn and grow in our faith. "For whatever was written previously was for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we may have hope" (Rom. 15: 4)
In addition, we study the Bible to understand God purpose and to form ourselves in His service. "All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work" (2 Tim. 3: 16-17).
Moreover, we must know the word of God to advise others with tact and wisdom. "The Lord God hath given me the tongue, that I should know how to word him that is weary; it awakens every morning, he wakens my ear to listen as I listened to the disciples "(Es. 20: 27)
As a result, we must study the bile to accurately and completely convey the message of God. The apostle Paul says: "I told you the whole counsel of God" (Acts 20: 27) To exercise spiritual discernment against all ideologies and false teachings that proliferate around us: "That we henceforth be no more children, tossed and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men" (Eph. 4: 4)
Finally, we must study the word of God to be useful in the service of the Lord until the end of our lives.