Winning Wisdom: Search For Yourself

Topic: Search For Yourself — Monday, 7th July 2017

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.  Acts 17:11

The things we discover for ourselves have a way of sticking to us for a very long, and it is very hard, if not impossible, for someone else to tell us that such thing is wrong. This is because when we come to a personal understanding of somethings, such understanding becomes ours, and no one can just come and take what is ours. This truth is not less for Biblical truths and principles. When the Holy Spirit teaches you something personally, it is almost impossible for you to be turned from that lesson.

But the truth is that most of us don’t go back to search what we are taught in church or fellowship. We just take it verbatim. This is why most of our beliefs can be easily shaken, because we didn’t take out time to study and learn truths and concepts for ourselves. 2 Timothy 2:15 tells us “study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” If we don’t study, we can’t rightly divide the word of truth. You can’t effectively explain to someone the rhema your Pastor gave you on Sunday except you experience that truth on a personal level. And such would not come except by going back to study the Word for yourself.

Acts 17:11 told us of noble men in Berea, more noble than the men in Thessalonica. Why were they more noble? After receiving the word with all readiness of mind, they went back to search the scriptures, and by that many of them believed. This throws up some interesting truth, for you to actually believe the Word of God, you will need to study it indepthly. Remember, “faith come by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” (Romans 10:17).

Colossians 2:7-8 admonishes us to be “rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” Being rooted comes from searching and learning truths for ourselves, then no one can come and spoil our philosophy. I’m not saying you shouldn’t believe what you’re taught in church or fellowship, I’m saying that for you to be well rooted, you must study and learn such truths yourself. God help us in abundance as we search constantly to be established in His truth.

Keep winning daily.


Dear Father, thank You so much for the desire to know You and grow in You. Help me always to search your Word to know the truths hidden within by the Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

By Esun Tekeme

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