“This is my comfort in my affliction, that Your promise gives me life.” -Psalm 119:50
“The firmament of Scripture is spangled with promises as the sky is with stars, perceptible to us only in the night of affliction.” -John Newton
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” -Genesis 1:26
“It was God’s Word that made us; is it any wonder that His Word should sustain us?” -Charles H. Spurgeon
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” -Romans 12:2
“Satan devotes 168 hours a week trying to deceive you. Do you think you can maintain a renewed mind with a ten-minute glance at God’s Book once a day?” -John Piper
In 2021, determine to be men and women of the Bible.
• Hearing the Word (Jer. 3:15)
• Reading the Word (Deut. 17:19)
• Studying the Word (Prov. 2:1-5)
• Memorizing the Word (Ps. 119:11)
• Meditating on the Word (Josh. 1:8)
• Doers of the Word (Jam. 1:22)
-Dustin Benge via Twitter
“And they taught in Judah, and had the book of the law of the Lord with them, and went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught the people. And the fear of the Lord fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.” -2 Chronicles 17:9-10
Your life is being wasted if you are not sharing the Word of God with others.
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” -2 Timothy 3:16-17
“We get God’s breath by getting in His Word.” –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon: “The Breath of God”
The Ultimate Advantage | Romans 3:1-4 | Steve Wainright
“Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God.” -Romans 3:1-2
Our biggest advantage is that we have the Word of God. We must be true to that which has been entrusted to us. -excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” -2 Timothy 3:16-17
(From Desiring God)
If you’ve ever tried reading through the Old Testament, chances are at some point you’ve found yourself bored, stuck in the middle of a genealogy or list of laws and wishing you were back in Mark. And if you didn’t fall asleep, skip the chapter, or quit entirely, you at least came away wondering why these sections are in Scripture and what they mean for us today.
The New Testament affirms that every word of the Old Testament is God-breathed and for our good (Matthew 5:17-18; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16; etc.). But how do we experience this, especially when some passages seem to be nothing more than antiquated lists of numbers, names, or laws? How do we benefit from the parts of the Bible that seem so boring?