Effects of Bible Study will illustrate to you from the treasure chest of God’s Word the effects Bible Study has on our brains and psyche.
Dissecting Scripture to understand them better transformed a daily routine into a time treasured spending at Jesus’s feet.
In this article, I’m going to reveal a bit about the Biblical history behind writing Scripture and how perfect God created our minds and emotions to be transformed by implementing this simple routine in our daily lives.
One of the things I absolutely love about Bible Study is that it never gets old or boring, God will always reveal something new to you that you never knew.
The first part of the article sheds light on the Biblical history of writing, and the second part is about the impact of Bible studies on our brains and psyche.
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The Biblical History Of Writing
1. From the earliest parts of the Bible God gave His leaders and prophets instructions to write everything carefully down what He told them and what they see.
“Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Write all the words which I have spoken to you in a book.’”Jeremiah 30:2
“So it was, when Moses had completed writing the words of this law in a book, when they were finished”Deuteronomy 31:24
“Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.””Revelation 21:5
Then the Lord answered me and said:
“Write the visionHabakkuk 2:2
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
2. Kings wrote contracts, agreements, records, and letters
“You yourselves write a decree concerning the Jews, as you please, in the king’s name, and seal it with the king’s signet ring; for whatever is written in the king’s name and sealed with the king’s signet ring no one can revoke.””Esther 8:8
“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.”Romans 15:4
“And because of all this,
We make a sure covenant and write it;
Our leaders, our Levites, and our priests seal it.“Nehemiah 9:38
“And they were recorded by genealogy according to their generations, heads of their fathers’ houses, twenty thousand two hundred mighty men of valor.”1 Chronicles 7:9
3. God gave people instructions to write things down to remember them.
“You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”Deuteronomy 6:9
“Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.”Exodus 17:14
“Let not mercy and truth forsake you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart,
And so find favor and high esteem
In the sight of God and man.”Proverbs 3:3-4
4. From the earliest times, people used writing to worship God
“My heart is overflowing with a good theme;
I recite my composition concerning the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.”Psalm 45:1
5. God carefully writes everything down in heaven
“You number my wanderings;
Put my tears into Your bottle;
Are they not in Your book?”Psalms 56:8
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book, they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!Psalms 139:16-17
How great is the sum of them!
“He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.”Revelation 3:5
What happens to our brain and emotions when we write during Bible Study?
1. It helps us to become more disciplined.
Implementing one simple spiritual discipline into our daily lives it will roll over into every other area of our lives to become more disciplined.
2. Research show people with written goals are more likely to achieve them.
By putting our goals onto paper we also pen down an invisible commitment to do our best to achieve them.
3. By organizing our thoughts we are more likely to get organized in every area of our lives.
In our busy lives with numerous things to think about and just as many things to do, it can leave us feeling confused.
We can only concentrate on one thing at a time and do it well.
By implementing Bible Study into our daily routine we organize our thoughts and sooner than later we will realize every area of our lives are more organized.
4. Our mental health improves.
When we do Bible Study, following different Bible Study methods, writing things down the things that the Holy Spirit minister to us and our brains get clearer, removing a lot of clutter that can lead to confusion or feeling overwhelmed and anxious.
“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”Hebrews 4:12
It helps us to overcome fear, anxiety, depression, and experience peace.
5. It helps us to overcome fear, anxiety, depression, and experience peace.
During Bible Study we write and reflect on the Word of God, which is also the Sword Of The Spirit:
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,”2 Corinthians 10:4-5
When strongholds are pulled down, arguments are cast down and our thoughts are brought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, fear, anxiety, and depression will flee naturally and we will experience a sense of peace only God can give.
6. It helps us to process problems.
Through different Bible Study Methods we observe, apply, think, write, reflect and pray, etc.
This helps us to process things that are bothering us and the Holy Spirit will minister to us on how to get through them.
7. It gives us a record to see what God did for us and how we grow since we started.
My personal Bible Study Notebook and file/binders became one of my most treasured possessions.
It becomes part of our relationship with God and will serve as a living testimony for every mountain we climb, every storm we outlived, and every victory we achieved while spending time with God.
8. It gives us an opportunity to write a new life story.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”2 Corinthians 5:17
9. The Holy Spirit will reveal things to you that you did not know.
“I will give you the treasures of darkness
And hidden riches of secret places,
That you may know that I, the Lord,
Who call you by your name,
Am the God of Israel.”Isaiah 45:3
10. The more you write during Bible Study the more God will reveal to you.
The Holy Spirit will counsel you, give you wisdom and understanding, knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
“The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him,
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.”Isaiah 11:2
11. It helps to stimulate our brains.
God created our brains to form ideas and during Bible Study, we stimulate our brains, and naturally, new ideas are being formed and our problem-solving skills are improving.
12. Written reflection will give us a clearer vision of our future.
When we spend time with God He will direct our paths:
“Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying,
“This is the way, walk in it,”
Whenever you turn to the right hand
Or whenever you turn to the left.”Isaiah 30:21
13. It will help us to explore new paths.
God will take us to new heights in every area of our lives, and give us new opportunities when we spend time with Him.
“But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.”Isaiah 40:31
“Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.”Isaiah 43:19
14. Our communication- & social skills will improve.
Not only will our brains become clearer, but with the sword of the spirit cutting through soul and spirit and false arguments being pulled down, our communication and social skill will improve naturally.
15. Our vocabulary will improve
Our vocabulary will improve naturally because the brain is stimulated through Bible Study and Scripture Writing.
Biblical History On Writing:
- From the earliest parts of the Bible God gave His leaders and prophets instructions to write everything carefully down what He told them and what they see.
- Kings wrote contracts, agreements, records, and letters.
- God gave people instructions to write things down to remember them.
- From the earliest times, people used writing to worship God.
- God carefully writes everything down in heaven.
What happens to our brain and emotions when we write during Bible Study?
- It helps us to become more disciplined.
- Research show people with written goals are more likely to achieve them.
- By organizing our thoughts we are more likely to get more organized in every area of our lives.
- Our mental health improves.
- It helps us to overcome fear, anxiety, depression, and experience peace.
- It helps us to process problems.
- It gives us a record to see what God did for us and how we grow since we started.
- It gives us an opportunity to write a new story about our lives.
- The Holy Spirit will reveal things to you that you did not know.
- The more you write during Bible Study the more God will reveal to you.
- It helps to stimulate the brain so more ideas are formed and our problem-solving skills are improved
- Written reflection will help us to plan our lives ahead.
- It will help us to explore new paths.
- Our communication & social skills will improve.
- Our vocabulary will improve.
I am a big fan of Dr. Caroline Leaf a neuroscientist.
Whenever I have time I love reading her work. Her research showed that our brains can change and even people with severe disabilities or injuries can be healed by doing brain exercises.
The 5 steps she suggests one take to change your brain through writing are:
- Gather information
- Active reach
The first thing that came to my attention when I was reading the article is that these 5 steps are what we use when doing in-depth Bible Study, but we just call them by different names. You can read the full article Dr. Caroline Leaf wrote here.
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It is my heartfelt prayer that this article motivated you to start implementing Bible Study into your daily life if you have not already done so.
Everything in Him, unto Him, and to glorify His Holy Name!
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