Do you know that at least 11 times the writer of Psalm 119 entreats God, “teach me”? Throughout the longest chapter of the longest book of Scripture the writer begs God to teach him His commandments. I am not sure how much of the Scripture was written down so that the writer himself could read it, but he sought the knowledge of the Teacher from the Teacher.
Jesus tells us in Matthew 11:29 - “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
In Acts 17:11 the Bereans “examined” the word. In 2 Timothy (2:15, 3:15-17) Paul tells Timothy to study and commends his knowledge. 2 Peter 1:5-11 tells us that our positive study will bring about positive growth.
God doesn’t ask us to study His book because of a “pride” issue. Instead, He asks us to study so we can learn about Him and ease the burdens of this life. You see, although our God is a jealous God, but He only want what Is best for us. God knows us and understands us in ways we don’t know or understand ourselves because HE created us. He designed us. Moreover, God wants us with Him forever.
At one point in my life, I thought I had to read the Bible through – cover to cover, Genesis to Revelation. God doesn’t ask me to study it that way. He simply asks me to study. I have chosen to study through the Psalms at this point. I don’t know where I will study next, but wherever I go, I know I will learn something new from Him. One thing is for certain; God can’t teach me if I don’t study. I must put forth the effort to search the Scriptures daily. So do you. Pick a book or subject and start studying. As the Nike commercial of old told us, “Just do it!”