2 Timothy 3:14-17
14But abide thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15and that from a babe thou hast known the sacred writings which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness: 17that the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.
Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage
As he dutifully studied and meditated upon God's word, Watchman Nee soon found, much to his relieve, that only by trusting God fully can we enjoy rest in Him for “we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us” (2 Cor. 4:7).
By dutiful study of the scriptures and prayerful meditation, Rabi Maharaj was not only able to piece together the puzzles of his life; who he was, why he existed and what plan God had for him—but also, he was learning to understand the ways of God; the infallibility of His scriptures and God's plan for the world at large.
Having given his life to Christ, Clarence finds that to know the God of his salvation, he must begin by studying His word. So, he dusted his long-forgotten Bible and began a ride that was sure to transform his life. And every experience he had was subjected to the scripture conformity test.
Two pastors testify of Mr. Goforth's love and dedication to studying the scriptures, the very source of his spiritual power. Despite already having read the entire Bible several times over, Goforth continued this practice throughout his life. Even after going blind, he found someone to read the Bible to him daily.
While Uong Nguyen was now a Christian, he still struggled to break free from his early indoctrination under communism—scripture for him was but a mere book of literature. But as he opened his heart to studying God's word as a manual for knowing God and living practically, he reflected on how God had miraculously preserved him in spite of the Khmer Rouge. This opened his heart to believe the miracles of Jesus.
Moody recalls a time when a pantheist tried to lure him away from Christianity after he had just converted. The pantheist argued that God was everywhere and nowhere, which left Moody feeling lost until he realized that the Bible provided evidence of heaven and God's influence on earth.
A believer who had become proud, conceited, and then had backslidden was restored to fellowship with His Savior by the convicting power of God's word.
For Sundar Singh, following daily in the footsteps of Jesus was the one overriding desire of his life and to achieve this, he made the Urdu Bible his one inseparable companion and studied it all his days!
Having no theological training, Kim used his time in prison to diligently study the scriptures like he had always wanted to. Day after day, every chance he got, until his release, he gave himself to studious meditation of the Bible.
A woman who loved religious writings more than the Bible felt guilty and prayed to God to make the Bible her first love. It took some time, but eventually, her prayer was answered, and the Bible became fascinating and delightful to her, surpassing any other book. She found a new depth, meaning, and charm in the sacred text, and it became a source of spiritual strength and joy.
Some believers in Bulgaria were putting in incredibly long hours and risking their lives to make handwritten Bibles to meet the dire need of the underground churches in Bulgaria.
A sixteen-year-old girl was always asking to borrow Pastor Popov's Bible for the night, curiously he asked to know why one day and to his amazement found that she was spending the nights copying the Bible with her hands. Bibles were a contraband in Bulgaria but this young convert was doing her best to own one.
Thomas Sidney Cooper, a famous painter and Royal Academician, was brought to the Lord in 1889 after a long career as an artist. He wrote a simple yet beautiful confession of what the Bible had done for him, acknowledging that it had shown him his sin and the way to salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
It was after giving his life to the Lord Jesus that John Urquhart discovered the sheer importance of the Holy Bible he was gifted when he was leaving home. He found that by studying the Scriptures, he got to know more about the Lord Jesus who had saved him.
Jonathan Carswell writes about his excitement at God leaving us the Bible as the ultimate guide in his faith walk. He writes about the intimacy and constantly renewed knowledge he's come to enjoy through his study of the Bible with the help of the Holy Spirit.