The study of the Word is one of the greatest pillars in our walk with the Father.
Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom
Proverbs 18: 1 KJV
Yes, studying the Word of God; not reading, skimming or breezing through.
I don’t mean ten (10) minutes of flipping through scriptures or reading a devotional neither long hours of mechanically reading the bible.
Studying the bible just to know how to quote them or argue some theological issues is just a dedicated (energy consuming) waste of time.
Two basic things decide if a study would be fruitful or not; the presence/teaching of the Holy Spirit (John 16:13) and the person of Jesus (John 1:1,14)
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
John 16:13 KJV
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… The Word became flesh, and lived among us. We saw his glory, such glory as of the one and only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:1, 14 KJV
If you spend time searching the scriptures for blessings and promises, you would never experience the fragrance of the Word.
By the way, why spend time searching for principles and promises on how to get blessed when our dearest Jesus has stated that your needs are well known and would be taken care of (Matthew 6:25-32 & 34)?
Why refuse to yield to the loving tenderness of our master; when doing otherwise offers no benefits?
Therefore, I tell you, don't be anxious for your life: what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor yet for your body, what you will wear. Isn't life more than food and the body more than clothing?
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these thing
Matthew 6:25 & 32 KJV
A true search of the scriptures is searching for Jesus (not things) in them (John 5:39) ;not as though searching for blessings/promises in the Word is wrong, certainly not, but rather it’s of a lesser light and there is a better way (Matthew 6:33)
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
John 5:39 KJV
But seek first God's Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:33 WEB
To be Continued