Relevant Scriptures

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Godís secrets

    Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong to the Lord our God; but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Scriptures telling us to continually study. meditate on the Bible

    Deuteronomy 6:6-9 These words, which I command you today, shall be on your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the door posts of your house, and on your gates.

    Deuteronomy 11:18 Therefore you shall lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul. You shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.

    Deuteronomy 17:19 It shall be with him, and he shall read from it all the days of his life; that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them;

    Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night

    Job 22:22 Please receive instruction from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.

    Job 23:12  . . . I have treasured up the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

    Psalm 1:1-2 Blessed is the man who doesn't walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand on the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the Lord's law. On his law he meditates day and night.

    Psalm 119:10-11, 13-16, 18-20, 24, 27, 30, 47, 52, 59, 62, 97-99, 103-105, 111, 120, 125, 129-131, 139-140, 160, 162, 164 With my whole heart, I have sought you. Donít let me wander from your commandments. I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. . . . With my lips, I have declared all the ordinances of your mouth. I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate on your precepts, and consider your ways. I will delight myself in your statutes. I will not forget your word. . . . Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things out of your law. . . . Donít hide your commandments from me. My soul is consumed with longing for your ordinances at all times. . . . Indeed your statutes are my delight, and my counselors. . . . Let me understand the teaching of your precepts! Then I will meditate on your wondrous works. . . . I have set your ordinances before me. . . . I will delight myself in your commandments, because I love them. . . . I remember your ordinances of old, Lord, and have comforted myself. . . . I considered my ways, and turned my steps to your statutes. . . . At midnight I will rise to give thanks to you, because of your righteous ordinances. . . . How I love your law! It is my meditation all day. Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, for your commandments are always with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation. . . . How sweet are your promises to my taste, more than honey to my mouth! Through your precepts, I get understanding . . . Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light for my path. . . . I have taken your testimonies as a heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart. . . . My flesh trembles for fear of you. I am afraid of your judgments. . . . Give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies. . . . Your testimonies are wonderful, therefore my soul keeps them. The entrance of your words gives light. It gives understanding to the simple. I opened my mouth wide and panted, for I longed for your commandments. . . . My zeal wears me out, because my enemies ignore your words. Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them. . . . All of your words are truth. Every one of your righteous ordinances endures forever. . . . I rejoice at your word, as one who finds great plunder . . . Seven times a day, I praise you, because of your righteous ordinances.

    Proverbs 2:1-5 My son, if you will receive my words, and store up my commandments within you . . . apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you call out for discernment, and . . . search for her as for hidden treasures: then you will . . . find the knowledge of God.

    Proverbs 4:4 . . . Let your heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.

    Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found, and I ate them; and your words were to me a joy and the rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name, the Lord, God of Armies.

    John 15:7 If you remain in me, and my words remain in you  . . .

    Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your heart to the Lord.

    (Emphasis mine.)

Praying for understanding of Scripture

    Psalm 119:18 Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.

    Psalm 119:19  . . . Donít hide your commandments from me.

    Psalm 119:125 I am your servant. Give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies.

    Psalm 119:144 Your testimonies are righteous forever. Give me understanding, that I may live.

    Psalm 119:169 Let my cry come before you, Lord. Give me understanding according to your word.

Growing in spiritual knowledge

    Colossians 1:10  . . . growing in the knowledge of God (NIV)

    2 Peter 3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. . . .

    Ephesians 1:16-17 making mention of you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.

    Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me, and I will answer you, and will show you great things, and difficult, which you donít know.

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