Summary: God's Word it's not just for Sunday's anymore!

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Psalm 119:11-Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.

Proverbs 30:5-Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.

2 Timothy 3:16-All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,

Psalm 119:105-Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.

James 1:22-But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Isaiah 55:11-So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

Bible Interpretation

Bible interpretation, like a lot of other things, depends a lot on context.

For instance, take the time that my wife, Allison, called out to me, "Can I make one more call, darling?" Anyone hearing this might have assumed that I was an ogre, and that she had to have my permission to use the telephone. But earlier, I had told her I needed the phone after she had made a call. After her call, she had decided that she needed to make another, so she was checking with me.

Taking something out of context always gives the wrong impression.


Bible Study

A former park ranger at Yellowstone National Park tells the story of a ranger leading a group of hikers to a fire lookout. The ranger was so intent on telling the hikers about the flowers and animals that he considered the messages on his two-way radio distracting, so he switched it off. Nearing the tower, the ranger was met by a nearly breathless lookout, who asked why he hadn’t responded to the messages on his radio. A grizzly bear had been seen stalking the group, and the authorities were trying to warn them of the danger.

Any time we tune out the messages God has sent us, we put at peril not only ourselves, but also those around us. How important it is that we never turn off God’s saving communication!


When their son left for his freshman year at Duke University, his parents gave him a Bible, assuring him it would be a great help. Later, as he began sending them letters asking for money, they would write back telling him to read his Bible, citing chapter and verse. He would reply that he was reading the Bible--but he still needed money. When he came home for a semester break, his parents told him they knew he had not been reading his Bible. How? They had tucked $10 and $20 bills by the verses they had cited in their letters.


Gipsy Smith told of a man who said he had received no inspiration from the Bible although he had “gone through it several times.”

“Let it go through you once,” replied Smith, “then you will tell a different story!”

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