Why Bible Study Should Always Lead to Worship

Why Bible Study Should Always Lead to Worship

Studying the Bible should have an effect on us. Author and Bible teacher Jen Wilkin says, 

The testimony of the Holy Spirit inside us to the truth of who the Bible says God is should be something that moves us from a place of self-focus to a place of God-focus, which ultimately turns us outward toward other people as well. We just sort of lose interest in thinking about ourselves as much as we had before because there’s a much better vision presented to us.

Scripture also tells us that worshipping God is a part of life in Heaven because God is a God who is worthy of worship:

And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” (Rev. 4:9-11)

In the presence of God, we are turned away from worshipping ourselves to worshipping God whose majesty, glory, and love deserve worship. As Jen Wilkin also says, "Anytime we spend time gazing at who God is as he’s described in the Scriptures, we cannot help but be drawn into worship."

Watch the video clip below for her whole discussion. 

Content adapted from None Like Him by Jen Wilkin. This article first appeared on Crossway.org; used with permission.​

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Jen Wilkin

Jen Wilkin is a speaker, writer, and teacher of women’s Bible studies. During her fifteen years of teaching, she has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts. Jen and her family are members of the Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas. She is the author of Women of the Word and None Like Him.

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