All scripture is inspired by God and is profitable….. 2 Timothy 3:16 (RSV)
I should underline the supremacy of Scriptures by drawing your attention to the ineluctable fact. I have met with people who would rather quote Shakespeare rather the Bible. They appreciate the man’s pithy and apt statements. Others similarly elevate various other literary works to the levels of devotional cannons. This should not be your own attitude.
Selwyn Hughes once wrote,
“Over the years I have studied many subjects including psychology, sociology and communication. I frankly confess that I found some of the subjects I studied tiresome. The same cannot be said of Scripture, however. When I open the Book of books-the Bible-I come to it with an enthusiasm and an expectancy that is not there with any other book. I hope that you, too, share that same experience”
These were noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Acts 17:11
• NO OTHER BOOK SHOULD REPLACE SCRIPTURES FOR EVERY BELIEVER.
Anchor your spirit beneath the deep waters of scriptures as the Word of God embodies a portent stabilizing factor through all ages. Develop your spiritual knowledge muscles with nuggets of nourishing revelation as you fortify your future with the knowledge of the living God, His awesome works and His awe-inspiring creativity.
The Bible is surely one book you must read to discover for yourself the truth of the Word of God. If you take someone else’s word for it, you may inflict grave disservice on your Christian living.
• WORD FEAST.
Frequently the Scriptures are used as a metaphor for food. This is on purpose since food is a vital human requirement. The comparison to food is to enunciate the vitality of Scriptures to spiritual health; food is to the body what the Word is to the soul. Without the Scriptures, the soul lacks spiritual health and vitality. It is therefore not strange the Lord at various times commanded John, Ezekiel and Jeremiah to ‘eat’ the Word!
So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, “Take it and eat it”. Revelation 10:9 (NIV)
Your words were found, and I ate them, and your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart….. Jeremiah 15:16
Child of God, you necessarily must ‘eat’ the Bible for your manifestation to be robust and productive. Keen Bible study is basis of coming into the possession of the ultimate Word-weapon, to surmount every of life’s challenges.
How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh let me not wander from your commandments! Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You. Blessed are You, O LORD! Teach me Your statutes. With my lips I have declared all the judgment of Your mouth. I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate on Your precepts and contemplate Your ways. I will delight myself in your statutes; I will not forget Your word. Psalms 119:9-16 (NKJV)
You must be fully formed by the words of God that you have inwardly digested and absorbed into spiritual system. Feed your inner man with spiritual manna and watch your living come alive with the blaze of REVELATION.
• Child of God, you necessarily must ‘eat’ the Bible for your manifestation to be robust and productive. Keen Bible study is basis of coming into the possession of the ultimate Word-weapon, to surmount every of life’s challenges.