Back when I was in school, nerds just were not cool. They kept their head in a book & in turn, probably knew a lot of random information & didn’t hesitate to share it with anyone at any time. Nerds also usually didn’t care what others thought of them.
I happened to be one of those people. In my books, I could escape from those who just couldn’t stand to be around me.
To this day, nerds are not treated any differently than they were 15 years ago. And to be honest, they’re treated much, much worse.
Good news is this kind of nerd-a bible nerd-is what we need to be to survive in such a cruel, cold world. This particular book is the book we should stay in for so many reasons.
Back then, I couldn’t stand to be called a nerd but now this term “Bible nerd” is a term of endearment to me. One I call myself & what I strive to be during those seasons of life when time just doesn’t permit me to read as much as I should.
In all honesty, we never read as much as we should & as much as God wants us to, but still something to strive for, nonetheless.
Like nerds of my day in school, the Bible tells us that us bible nerds are also people who don’t (can’t) worry about what others think of them. We are a people set apart for His holy priesthood.
Let’s look into a few more reasons of why we should strive to be a bible nerd, shall we?
1. It’s His commandment. God tells us we should stay in His Word & strive to obey it because He is Holy & anything apart from that is sin & sin must be atoned for.
–This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. – Joshua 1:8
–But he (Jesus) answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'” – Matthew 4:4
-Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. – 1 Timothy 4:13
2. His Word is living. Meaning it applies to us today. There is not one situation in the Bible that doesn’t pertain to us & can be applied to us today. Granted, we don’t always need to read for application.
–For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12
3. It is our armor. It is our fortress against every situation in life. It is our manual by which to live. Every sin can be combatted with His Word.
–How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. – Psalm 119:9
-This God-his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. – Psalm 18:30
-Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. – Ephesians 6:13
4. We can’t teach (make disciples as commanded) what we don’t know!
–Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. – 2 Timothy 2:15
-Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. – Colossians 3:16
-But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. – Titus 2:1
-He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. – Titus 1:9
5. Most importantly, it’s His. Words that come directly from Him. The Bible is how He communicates with us. A relationship requires both parties participating or it is not a relationship at all, or at least not a very good one. Prayer is how we communicate with Him. Through the Bible, He communicates with us & reveals what He needs us to know. The Bible is how He responds to our prayers in His way, according to His plan.
I’ve always found it amazing that God reveals new things no matter how many times I read the same scripture.
–16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. – 2 Timothy 3:16-17
-In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. – John 1:1
-And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers. – 1 Thessalonians 2:13
There are so many other reasons as to why we should stay in God’s Word. As well as there are many more verses pertaining to the ones I’ve already given you. Now while some of these verses may be familiar with some of you, I pray that there’s someone out there that they’re not familiar to & that God will open the eyes of their hearts.
His Word should be The Book we go to first & foremost daily. Not just on Sundays & Wednesdays but reading daily. If we are God’s people, we should want to. We should want to have those conversations with Him. In a relationship that doesn’t allow the other party to speak, eventually the relationship ceases to exist or never really existed in the first place.
Granted, I’m guilty of reading other books other than the Bible & while that’s ok, it’s not ok to spend more time in those words than in His Word. We should always choose to read His Word before any other words out there, including & most importantly, any words on social media.
I used to be one of those people who got on social media before doing anything in the morning & it’s such a hard habit to break. And I’m sure there are many others out there who do, sometimes getting on social media before even speaking a simple “Good morning” to others. It’s still a struggle for me to not hit that app button as soon as I roll out of bed or sometimes before even getting out of bed.
But guess what? God chose to wake us this morning & every morning before, why can’t we choose to listen to Him first?
Now, come, be a Bible nerd with me!
Thank you for going on this journey with me. I’m out🤟🏻