Is it practical or sensible to drive to an ATM, insert your debit card, punch in your PIN, and enter a dollar amount knowing that you haven’t deposited any funds? The answer is an obvious ‘NO’. Today my question is, why do so many Christians attempt to access the power of God but refuse to study the word God? IDK, however, I would like to focus on the reasons to study God’s word rather than the excuses for not studying God’s word. We should study the bible because it is God’s word to us, it is totally reliable, it is unchanging, because there is false teachings/teachers, it equips us to serve God, and it help us to look past the attractive “bait” to the painful “hook” in sinful temptations, so that we can learn from others’ mistakes rather than making them ourselves. S. Michael Houdmann CEO of Gotquestions.org published, “The Bible is a book that is not merely for reading. It is a book for studying so that it can be applied. Otherwise, it is like swallowing food without chewing and then spitting it back out again—no nutritional value is gained by it. The Bible is God’s Word. As such, it is as binding as the laws of nature. We can ignore it, but we do so to our own detriment, just as we would if we ignored the law of gravity. It cannot be emphasized strongly enough just how important the Bible is to our lives. Studying the Bible can be compared to mining for gold. If we make little effort and merely “sift through the pebbles in a stream,” we will only find a little gold dust. But the more we make an effort to really dig into it, the more reward we will gain for our efforts.” Watch this, 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” If one of these reasons don’t work for you, I encourage you to pray and ask God to show you why and when He responds to you…….start diggin!