Another way Paul knew that the Bereans wanted the Word, they examining the Word daily. Paul had to be with them long enough to see the hunger in them. The Bereans searched, examined, investigated, and studied the Word daily; not just after 11am Service in light dinner convocation to show that they weren’t sleep during service. Paul was probably reminding Timothy of the Bereans in 2 Timothy 2:15, “Be diligent [study] to [show] present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling [dividing] the word of truth.” NASB Our Christ walk must be done on a daily bases. Our spirituality growth is not something you invest just on Sunday but we must have a study life, along side with a church life.
Now here is where the rubber meets the road, a prayer life. I am starting to understand that the lack of prayer life is a gateway for the foolishness of a flesh life. Without a prayer life I am giving way for the enemy to get a hold of me. This is the last phrase of v. 11, “…to see whether these things were so.” Which simply means that they weren’t just studying but they were waiting on the manifestation of the Word to be revealed in their hearts and the only way that this can be accomplished is through the Holy Spirit. When it come to any book, the author is the best one to tell you what it means, 2 Timothy 3: 16,17, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” NASB
Now pulling all this together; a church life, a study life, and a prayer life, we have a mind for Christ which gives us a mind of a worshipper. Isaiah 26: 3 very plainly reads, “You [GOD] will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You [GOD] , Because he trusts in You [GOD].” NKJV GOD is very clear about where our minds need to be if we want peace; HIM. The worst it gets, more intent our thoughts have to be on GOD through Christ. Think about it like this GOD kept Jesus in peace during His crucifixion. So what will He do for us who are in Christ? Romans 6: 4, “Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” NASB