All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness… 2 Timothy 3:16
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.
The Scriptures contains God’s mind and will for the life of every true believer. The Scriptures are the only source of absolute divine authority for every believer who is a servant of Jesus Christ.
– Are the inspired Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
– Are totally infallible (Psalm 19:7)
– Are the source of truth (John 17:17)
– Are inerrant (Proverbs 30:5-6)
– Are complete (Revelation 22:18-19)
– Are sufficient for spiritual growth (1Peter 2:2-3)
– Will accomplish what it promises (Isaiah 55:11)
– Provide Assurance of salvation (John 8:47)
– Are the source of power (Romans 1:16)
– Provide guidance (Psalms 119:105)
It is absolutely necessary for every believer to become known as “People of the Book.” The Bible must become the one book we care about more than all other books combined. We must memorize it, meditate on it, talk about it, and teach it to others. We must be an “explorer” of the Bible and not a “tourist.” I want to leave with you this illustration:
There is a basic difference between an explorer and a tourist. The tourist travels quickly, stopping only to observe the highly noticeable or publicized points of interests. The explorer, on the other hand takes his time to search out all that he can find.
Too many of us read the Bible like a tourist and then complain that our devotional times are fruitless. It is necessary that we take time to explore the Bible. Notable nooks and crannies will appear as we get beneath the surface.
Take the time to treasure the Word of God. It is God’s revelation of Himself to us. The Bible is our source and standard for life.
Your servant in Christ,
Pastor James Moore, Jr.