Friday, November 16, 2012

56.reading the Scriptures

I have been reading the Scriptures
seeking wisdom in the words of God
with intent to learn, to know more and more
I read in silence, I read aloud.

I wrote verses in pieces of paper
and posted them on my wall of prayers
But verses alone don't say much
unlike if you read and understand entire chapters

God is faithful, He watches over us
and helps us with what we need
be it for material things but not for greed
He supplies the wisdom in what we read

God warns us against appearing Godly
having a form of godliness but denying its power
He tells us to not be like some people
always learning yet to the knowledge of truth, not any closer.

All Scripture is breathed out by God
profitable for reproof, correction, teaching
in our quest to live in righteousness
we can be competent and equipped through Scripture-reading.

AW Tozer warns against this folly:
selecting a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others
"Nothing less than a whole Bible
can make a whole Christian", that's his reminder.



2 Timothy 3

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.





5 comments:

  1. Amen, sister. There's a wealth of revelation in God's Word. The first time I actually read and understood it was right after I got saved. I could never have enough of it. It is a fascinating read and a challenging, oftentimes painful one too, when God is into rebuking and correcting. There would be times when I confess I'm not too excited to read it -- but we know who's at work in those times. So that's a hurdle I need to take many times.

    My prayer is that all Christians -- me included-- would always have that insatiable hunger for The Word. I am a little jealous of our other sister and would like to do as she diligently does. Dig deeper into the Word. I'm sure it would make me wiser, more blessed and closer to Jesus.

    May the Lord bless you and reveal more of Himself to you as you read the scriptures.


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  2. Amen, sister. And the harder part is living the Word, not just reading it. That's my biggest challenge.

    Let's pray for each other?

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