1. The Bible yields food for the soul. It has the milk necessary for the spiritual growth of the babe, and strong meat to sustain the older, mature Christian. (See 1 Pet. 2:1-2; Heb. 5:12-14).

  2. A knowledge of the truth and obedience to it is necessary to be made free from sin. (See John 8:31-32; 1 Pet. 1:22).

  3. The Bible reveals God's view of man. It enables the student to see himself as God sees him, for the Bible is God's mirror of the soul. (See James 1:21-25).

  4. A working knowledge of the Bible arms one against the difficulties and hardships of life. It has a message to cover every condition and problem. It can be used in every emergency from the cradle to the grave. (See Rom. 15:4).

  5. The knowledgeable Christian is able to comfort and edify the discouraged and brokenhearted. (See Col. 4:6; 1 Thess. 5:14).

  6. The Scriptures contain all good works that are pleasing to God, and give all things that pertain to life and godliness. (See 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:3).

  7. One must study the Bible to have the approval of God, to be a ready workman, and to handle correctly the Word of truth. (See 2 Tim. 2:15; 1 Pet. 3:15).

  8. A knowledge of the Bible is the only safeguard against fatal error. (See Acts 17:11; 1 John 4:1).

  9. The Scriptures are able to build us up and to give us a home in heaven. (See Acts 20:32; 2 Tim. 3:15).

  10. The Bible will be our standard of judgment in the last day. (See John 12:48; Rev. 20:12).