God directs us and guides us through His message to us in the Bible, so now we must apply our learning to our lives:
The whole point of the bible is so that we learn how we should act, so do it! Apply what you learn in the bible to your life, so that you live the kind of life God has instructed us to live.
James 1:22 (NIV)
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says
John 17:17 (NLT)
Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.
Not only does the bible teach us how we should act, it also teach us what God wants us to be. Through reading the bible we will learn what it means to walk with God. i.e. What out live will be like when we accept God into our life.
As we read the bible more and more, we will come to understand more and more of what God is teaching us, and what he wants us to do with our life.
As Christians we can encounter many people who have an opinion on whether God exists and whether the bible is fact or fiction. But we must not let those who have a different option from ourselves distract us from God message to us.
Proverbs 19:27 (NIV)
Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
No matter what people say to us about the bible, compare it to what is actually written in the bible. If what they say about the bible is not true, tell them so – tell them that your beliefs are different from theirs. This isn’t always easy but if you let them think you believe what they say, they will continue to tell you untruths about the bible.
Jesus said that there would be many false prophets in the latter days, and this is all the more reason why we should continue to study the Bible regularly because the more time we spend reading it the more we will learn about God, and the more we learn about God the easier it will be for us to stand up against those who tell falsehoods about the bible and about God.
Believe! Be strong! You can do God’s will!