Bible Study Helps Us Weather Storms in Life

Near the end of Bible Study Magazine’s time with Chaplain Black, he was asked how dedicated Bible study can help people weather the tough storms in life. He offers this, “I think the Bible is God’s chosen vehicle for enabling us to deal with the pilgrimage called life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says that it ‘is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness that we may be complete and equipped for good works.’ So the completeness that the Scriptures are designed to help us reach is a spiritual maturity that enables you to weather the storms of life with equanimity.”

Chaplain Black concluded with the story of Elisha and a young prophet (2 Kings 6:8-23). “Elisha’s house is surrounded by soldiers who have come to get him. And the young man sees it and cries out ‘Alas my master what should we do?’ and Elisha prays ‘LORD open the young man’s eyes.’ And when his eyes are open, he sees that the mountains are filled with an angelic army greater then the number come against them. That’s what the Bible does. Its takes us away from the things that are seen, or temporary, in order that we can see the unseen, which is permanent. It enables us with equanimity and calm to go through the worst that life can give because as Romans 8:28 says ‘In everything God is working for the good of those who love him, according to his purposes.’ ”

Article courtesy of Bible Study Magazine published by Logos Bible Software. Each issue of Bible Study Magazine provides tools and methods for Bible study as well as insights from people like John Piper, Beth Moore, Mark Driscoll, Kay Arthur, Randy Alcorn, John MacArthur, Barry Black, and more. More information is available at Originally published in print: Copyright Bible Study Magazine (Jan–Feb 2010): pgs. 10–14.

Publication date: November 15, 2012