"One of the primary reasons we need to be in a disciplined study of the Scriptures is so we can saturate ourselves in the truth. When we know the truth and we are presented with that which is false, we will instinctively recognize it. Measuring philosophies or theologies or opinions or sermons or books or doctrines or counsel by the Word of God is like exposing the crookedness of a stick by placing a straight stick beside it. I am authentic as a Bible teacher only in proportion to my faithfulness to God’s Word." - Anne Graham Lotz
REAP is a study method built on the three steps of inductive Bible study:
REAP has Four Steps – Read, Examine, Apply, Pray.
REAP the following Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16-4:3
[3:16] All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
[4:1] In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
Heavenly Father, I pray that you would soften my heart so I can be changed by your Holy Word. Please unhook me from any beliefs that are not from you. Bring them to my mind so I can repent of them. Make my unrighteousness clear so I can be changed by your power within me. Prepare me with your Word to serve you today. Help me to bring it to whomever you put in my path. Give me revelation of your truth from your word so I can easily recognise false teaching and any false comfort that is luring me away from you. AMEN