Using your Bible effectually is indeed a pillar of Christian Assurance.
How does a Christian do this? In a nutshell . . .
- Read it
- Study it
- Apply it
One of my favorite online resources, BibleStudyTools.com, highlights a group of Psalms which embody assurance and trust. These “Songs of trust are dominated by their emphasis on trusting God and the security that this trust in God produces.”
They cite the following Psalms as songs of trust:
- Psalms 11
- Psalms 23
- Psalms 121
- Psalms 131
- Psalms 16
- Psalms 62
- Psalms 63
- Psalms 91
- Psalms 125
From the site’s Theologically Driven blog – which features insight on Scripture, the church, and contemporary culture from faculty and staff at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary.
- As we addressed recently, the role the Holy Bible has in your life tells a lot about the role the Lord has in your life. An abiding Christian might see the Bible as “66 love letters from God”, while a man who hasn’t yet accepted Christ might find reading it like “reading someone else’s mail.” This is the way Hank Hanesgraaff describes how he perceived the Bible before and after he started his Christian walk.
- Hank Hanegraaff’s article entitled “M-E-A-L-S” (as posted on Crosswalk.com) provides 5 steps to using the Bible wisely.