Are you a Bible Thinking Woman was a question I posed in a previous blog. My goal was to help reveal the mindset of what a Christian woman thinks (should think) about the Bible. How to become a Bible Thinking Woman, was my next blog attempt on helping us develop a biblical mindset.
Then it dawned on me. Some of us may be wondering what are the benefits of being a Bible thinking Woman…why should we care to become a woman who thinks biblically. What’s in it for me, right?
Here are 5 benefits of being a Bible Thinking Woman:
Closer to God.
Every true Christian desires to be closer to the Lord. We want to know Him in a more intimate, deeper way. Our desire is to know His attributes, what He is like, what does He like, dislike, His will for our lives, etc. We desire to have the right view on who God is.
There is no better (other) way, to know who God is, than what is revealed in His Word. The Word is not just Bible stories or words to encourage and bless us, but it’s God speaking directly to us about Himself. His Word is centered around HIM, not us.
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
The more we read and know our Word, allowing it to shape our thinking, the closer we are drawn to God and know Him more.
Counseled by the Word.
“Your testimonies also are my delight; They are my counselors” Psalms 119:24
Every believer experiences suffering, difficult times in life that we need help overcoming. We also need guidance to help us make important life-changing decisions. Yet, we often go to friends, family, psychologist/psychiatrist, worldly books, etc. for counsel. We fail to go to the Wonderful Counselor for help.
Knowing the Word and thinking biblically allows the Lord to counsel, guide and direct our paths and heal our hearts. It’s through Scripture that we understand things from God’s perspective. The more we know what God says (in His Word) about a particular subject, we increase our chances of making wise, godly decisions that bring glory to God.We are also able to endure hardships with the right, God-centered mindset.
“Nevertheless I am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand. With Your counsel You will guide me,And afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth” Psalms 73:23-25
Comforted by the Word.
There is great comfort in knowing God’s Word.
“My soul cleaves to the dust;Revive me according to Your word” Psalms 119:25
Being a Bible thinking woman, gives us the ability to recall the truth of Scripture at the right moment. Since we have filled our minds and hearts with the Word, when trying times come, we can remember and recite the Word to ourselves. When we need to comfort others who are suffering, we can comfort them with the Word (biblical counseling).
“I have remembered Your ordinances from of old, O Lord, And comfort myself” Psalms 119:52
Remembering God’s Word in the midst of a trial; a death of a loved one, a loss of job, a painful marriage,a health issue, or any type of suffering, is priceless.
Conformed to God’s Image.
When we intentionally choose to become a Bible thinking woman, our lives will begin to look more and more like Christ. And what true Christian doesn’t want to be more like our Savior?
“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma” Ephesians 5:1-2
The Word reveals to us the character of God. When we read, study and meditate on Scripture, our thinking changes, which often result in a change of our actions/behavior. The more Christ-like we become. The more others see our light and are drawn to Him (Matthew 5:16).
Contentment in life.
The fact that when we read/study our Bible and develop a biblical mindset, we are being obedient to the Lord, should be enough to motivate us to do it. But, I realize that we may need a little bit more encouragement than that.
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect” Romans 12:2
I’m sure all of us have succumbed to the pressures of this world at one point or another. We may have pursued (maybe still pursuing) the things of this world, more than the Lord. Or maybe we find ourselves in a constant state of discontentment because we don’t have this or that. Whichever the case, there is a solution to our complaining, groaning, discontented attitudes. It’s the Word of God.
“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you” Philippians 4:8-9
A Bible thinking woman knows the key to a life of contentment is to saturate her heart and mind with Scripture, in order to guard herself from the influences of this world.