The Bible - to read or not to read, that is the question

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 Psalms 1-6, Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season, his leaf also shall not wither and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore, the ungodly shall not stand in the judgement, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Romans 10:17,  So then faith cometh by hearing, hearing by the word of God.

Hebrew 11:6-11 says, but with faith it is impossible to please him, for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house, by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise. For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

Romans 14:22, 23 says, Hast thou faith? Have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemned not himself in that thing which he alloweth. And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith, for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. God wants people to know the Bible so they can meditate on what God says day and night, without the word of God there can be no faith, without faith man cannot please God so God wants all men to know the Bible so they cannot sin. Man must have faith to receive grace.

Romans 15:2 says, by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Receiving grace is dependent on having faith and faith is only received by the study of the Bible.

II Timothy 2:15 says, Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of Truth.

II Timothy 3:15-17 says, and that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith 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 that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. It is a real delight, a great joy, lots of fun, rewarding in itself and able to build our faith so we can access Gods grace and obey the gospel and be able to go to heaven. The knowledge of the Bible is given to man by God the father so that all men can be Christians and children of God. God`s word does not return to him void, but accomplishes that which he desires. We are much more prepared for heaven after reading and studying the Bible.

II Chronicles 34:30 And the king went up into the house of the Lord and all the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the priest, and the Levites, and all the people, great and small, and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant that was found in the house of the Lord. Nothing pays my dividends then reading and studying the Bible.

Joshua 8:34,35 says he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursing’s, according to that is written in the book of the law.

There WAS NOT A WORD OF ALL THAT MOSES COMMANDED which Joshua read not before all the congregation of Israel, with the women, and the little ones, and the strangers that were conversant among them. The word of God, the Bible is so important to children and all men. In 1647, the deluder Satan law was passed where every colony of more than 100 people had to have a grammar school to teach children how to read. This would enable them to be able to read the Bible and fight Satan and know how to gain faith in Christ and obey the gospel according to the book of Acts and become a Christian, a child of God full of faith and be able to go to heaven.

II Corinthians 10:5 says, casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

 Acts 8:22 says, repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.

Piney Church of Christ Worship - Sunday morning 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday night Bible study 6:30 p.m. - Rhinehart Parkway, in Spencer.          

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