Summary: We need deep Bible study to avoid presumptious words of the ignorant.
#5 Dare to read and study the Bible to avoid presumption.
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.
Some of this is repetition on purpose.
Repetition is a literary tool to stress important points.
PSALMS 107:20 HE SENT HIS WORD, AND HEALED THEM, AND DELIVERED THEM FROM THEIR DESTRUCTIONS. Psa.107:20.
Proverbs 15:28 The heart of the righteous STUDIETH to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Psalms 119:165 Great peace have they which LOVE (STUDY) thy law, and nothing shall offend them.
Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.
Psa. 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Matt 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, YE DO ERR, NOT KNOWING THE SCRIPTURES, NOR THE POWER OF GOD.
HE SENT HIS WORD, AND HEALED THEM, AND DELIVERED THEM FROM THEIR DESTRUCTIONS. Psa.107:20.
Today I continue to ponder a very basic thought: Bible reading and Bible study.
I for one, believe that dirty lifes grow from dusty Bibles.
We buy tapes, CD’s, video’s and books to tell us how to live and we never invest in Bible reading and study.
We often quench our thirst from muddy springs.
Growing up in Oliver Springs, TN., we often drank
out of the springs around the
house, rather than return home for a drink.
If my older brother drank first he would stir the
water and it would become muddy.
(That was OK, I did the same to him?)
We must guard our hearts and lives for the lack of
knowledge can kill.
We need to approach the Bible first hand, personally.
Jesus warned us: You do err not knowing the Word of God, or the power contained there in (Matt. 22:29, Mark 12:24.)
We have many anemic, weak Christians that quote many sources other than the word of God.
This is not necessarily bad to learn from the focal point of other teachers, but we must have the safety of first hand experience from in-depth study.
The lack of personal Bible study can limit growth and set many dangerous opportunities ahead.
I thank God for teachers and preachers, but nothing should take the place of daily Bible reading and study.
I think we need both, reading and study.
Here is my opinion of personal Bible study ... Daily Bible study functions like a sifter. The old sifter caught the bad lumps and let the good go through.
We are to try the spirit, 1 John 4:1, and what shall be the standard measure of truth.
Romans 3:4 There comes many false teachers and false prophets that will deceive many,
I call this SLICK WILLYs,
that will deliberately laugh and take the money to
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ( TO HAVE A RESTLESS DESIRE OR HANKERING FOR SOMETHING) ears; 4..... and SHALL BE TURNED UNTO FABLES.
We will see more and more ministries focusing on what people want to hear...
THERE WILL BE A CRY FOR GOSPEL ENTERTAINMENT,
make us laugh and feel good.
There will arise successful ministries that cater to
The only way to avoid this terrible cancerous growth
will be to know the WORD.
There is a line I often say that is so profound, THE WORD OF GOD DOES THE WORK OF GOD!
So your enemy, seeking to devour you and your family, laughs when we lack the real, balanced understanding of the Word of God.
WE ARE A JUNK FOOD GENERATION.
WE ARE A FAST FOOD GENERATION.
THIS ATTITUDE HAS GROWN IN THE CHURCH.
MORE DINNERS? MORE SINGINGS? LET’S HAVE DANCES?
DIRTY JOKES FROM THE PULPIT?
THE CRY IS FOR INSTANT GRADIFICATION AND PLEASURE.
WE LOVE THE PROMISES, BUT WE DON’T WANT TO HEAR
ABOUT OUR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.
I am amazed at how our youth today, know all about Barney (they can sing his songs verbatim), they can quote so many poems and clever clicks, they can tell you telephone numbers, and quote commercials right and left,
BUT THEY KNOW NOT THE WORD OF GOD.
There is an enemy silently laughing, for the day comes when he will lead the youth into sex and drugs and rebellion, all because they don’t know the Word of God.
How do you think they will ever love and keep the commandments of the Most High, if they never learn them? It will be easier to forget about God and grow doubt, where there is limited knowledge of God’s Word.
Great men of God know this truth,