Love the Bible

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.
2 Timothy 3:15
The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.
2 Timothy 4:13

Last night at church an evangelist preached on this subject.  I was convicted as to how little I read the Bible.  Like many I have often allowed my schedule to dictate the amount of time I spend in God’s Word.  I have read my Bible, but it was quick and methodical.  What relationship can flourish with such restraints?

I am not ashamed of the fact that I am an Independent Baptist who uses only the KJV.  It is easy to major on these issues.  However I believe that we must a skilled swordsman.  What good is it to believe that the KJV is the Word of God if it is not used properly and often.

Paul’s dying wish was for Timothy to bring the parchments.  Have any of us been in a position when we miss the Word of God?  Can we go a day without it?  The problem is we often can go more than a day and not even miss it.

Our lives are filled with problems.  We try to address them with worldly methods.  We do not view the problems we deal with as part of a spiritual battle that needs the weapons suitable for that war.  I did not copy the entire passage of 2 Timothy 3:15; that does not mean they are not important.  Verse 15 tells us the holy scriptures are able and then throughout the rest of the chapter we are told what they are able to do.  God’s Word is able to do what man’s ways cannot do.  If we love the Bible we will spend time in it and learn that they truly are able.

Believer my challenge to you is the same as what was issued to me by the Holy Spirit.  Fall in love with the Bible.  Read it more.  May God help us to cut away those things from our lives that we use to prevent us from spending time with God.

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.
2 Timothy 3:15
The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.
2 Timothy 4:13

Last night at church an evangelist preached on this subject.  I was convicted as to how little I read the Bible.  Like many I have often allowed my schedule to dictate the amount of time I spend in God’s Word.  I have read my Bible, but it was quick and methodical.  What relationship can flourish with such restraints?

I am not ashamed of the fact that I am an Independent Baptist who uses only the KJV.  It is easy to major on these issues.  However I believe that we must a skilled swordsman.  What good is it to believe that the KJV is the Word of God if it is not used properly and often.

Paul’s dying wish was for Timothy to bring the parchments.  Have any of us been in a position when we miss the Word of God?  Can we go a day without it?  The problem is we often can go more than a day and not even miss it.

Our lives are filled with problems.  We try to address them with worldly methods.  We do not view the problems we deal with as part of a spiritual battle that needs the weapons suitable for that war.  I did not copy the entire passage of 2 Timothy 3:15; that does not mean they are not important.  Verse 15 tells us the holy scriptures are able and then throughout the rest of the chapter we are told what they are able to do.  God’s Word is able to do what man’s ways cannot do.  If we love the Bible we will spend time in it and learn that they truly are able.

Believer my challenge to you is the same as what was issued to me by the Holy Spirit.  Fall in love with the Bible.  Read it more.  May God help us to cut away those things from our lives that we use to prevent us from spending time with God.

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