Christ is using the
word to cleanse us (John 15:3;
5:26,27; Psalms 119:9-11)
and to be formed in us -Galatians 4:19;
2:10; Philippians 1:6; 2:5.
Therefore it's important to become
saturated in the word of God which cleanses us. Study and thinking
time are time well spent.
we trust the Bible to be accurate and true? -Isaiah
45:19 ".....I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are
teachings been kept accurate? -Psalms
the word of God (Mark 14:27; Matthew
12:6) to His death. Likewise many
others. When you believe something that you wouldn't give up, even
for death, you KNOW it's true for you!
word of God is very important to Him -John
And how important should they be to us? -Hebrews
God says His word is truth -John
17:17; 1John 2:27; 5:6-(re:
His written word to us is important for our salvation and our reward -1Peter
1:23 ".....born again.....by the word of God....." John
6:63 "....the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit
and they are life." 2Timothy
holy scriptures which are able to make you wise unto salvation through
which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture
is given by inspiration of
God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction
in righteousness, that the man of God
may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work."
He knows it's important that we be
able to trust His word the Bible; that we can rely upon it. He assures
us about it and that it won't cause confusion -1Corinthians
14:33 "For God is not the author of confusion.....", because
He'll send a helper
to ensure that is doesn't.
is through the word of God that we come to understand ourselves -Hebrews
It is through the word of God that
one is able to overcome -John 8:31,32;
2:20. Why would one want to overcome?
Why God chooses
to do things the way He does, only He really knows -Deuteronomy
29:29. He doesn't need written words to reach a person -John
16:13; 1Corinthians 2:10-14.
But He did inspire men by means of His Holy Spirit to write the words contained
in the Bible -2Peter 1:20,21.
trust the Bible to be accurate and true. But, what
But some, by their actions, 'poo poo' what Christ says;
as shown in the 'Compassion' subject -2Peter
3:3,11-14 "Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days
is 'desires')...Seeing then
that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought
ye to be in all holy conversation-(an
old english word meaning 'conduct')-and
like God does about yourself)?
Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the
heavens being on fire shall be dissolved and the elements shall melt with
fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new
heavens and a new Earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore,
beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be
found of him in peace, without spot and blameless."
still teaching today -Ephesians 4:20,21;
24:27. How? God works through people as He did with Paul
in early New Testament times -Acts 20:24;
filled with the knowledge of God with
all that means -Colossians
1:9,10 "For this cause we also, since the day we heard, do not cease
to pray for you and to desire that you might be filled with the knowledge
of His will in all wisdom
and spiritual understanding. That you might walk
worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being
fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God."
4:6; Ephesians 1:17; Philippians
3:8; 2Peter 1:8.
3:16 "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom,
teaching and admonishing one another.....";
7:7,8 "Ask, and it shall be given
you; seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you. For
every one that asketh receiveth and he that seeketh findeth and to him
that knocketh it shall be opened."-...continues