Summary: We are so blessed to own a Bible and to be able to read and understand God’s word. Is the WORD well used in my life?
I AM BLESSED TO OWN A BIBLE...
LEARN SOME GOOD LESSONS ABOUT THE BIBLE
By Wade Martin Hughes Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
It is both a blessing and a responsibility to own a Bible.
HEED THE WARNING? A SHORTAGE IS COMING?
The shortage will be of the UNCOMPROMISED WORD OF GOD.
Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:
Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
SIN WILL KEEP YOU FROM THE BIBLE...
THE BIBLE WILL KEEP YOU FROM SIN...
Did you hear about the story of the GREAT ARGUMENT...
FIVE FINGERS GOT TOGETHER AND IN A HEATED DISCUSSION
THE ARGUMENT AROSE: WHO IS THE GREATEST OF THE FIVE
The THUMB laid his claim: I am the greatest, I am the only opposing digit. I am used to HITCHHIKE.
The INDEX FINGER... I am the forefinger. I am the pointer. I am used to
pick the nose.
The GREAT FINGER stated: It is very clear, I am the greatest because I am the longest and biggest finger.
The THIRD FINGER said: Now wait a minute, I am the greatest, I am the
RING FINGER... The wedding band rides upon me.
The PINKY FINGER said, I may be little but dynamite comes in little
SO ALL THE FINGERS DECIDED ON A CONTEST, LAY A $2O BILL ON THE
TABLE AND WHICH EVER FINGER COULD PICK IT UP WOULD BE
CONSIDERED THE GREATEST.
DO YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY?
As individuals no finger could pick up the $20?
We have two questions or issues about BIBLE READING:
1. QUANTITY (How much?)
2. QUALITY (The degree of excellence, rating, value or worth?)
2 Tim. 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that
needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
What you love and value you will find time to do...
Many say: I LOVE THE BIBLE but never find the time to read and study it?
AS PART OF THE INTRODUCTION LET US CONSIDER THREE QUESTIONS:
1. IS THE LORD WELL PLEASED?
2. IS THE WORK WELL DONE?
3. IS THE WORD WELL USED?
II. WE BELIEVE THE BIBLE IS THE HOLY AND INFALLIBLE WORD OF GOD.
GOD’S WORD IS BEYOND A SHADOW OF DOUBT HOLY AND COMPLETELY
TRUSTWORTHY AND FREE FROM ERROR.
A. We have a great gift of God given to us --- THE BIBLE. One’s faith will always be anemic without reading and studying God’s word to us.
THE WORD OF GOD DOES THE WORK OF GOD.
B.The Bible is a good book, yet it is much more than a good book.
The Bible holds much history, yet the Bible is much more than a history book.
The Bible is a book of Philosophy, yet it is more than a book of PHILOSOPHY.
C. A Christian should hold this GREAT BOOK to be God’s word, from God to
man. The central point of the Bible is God revealing Himself.
God also uses the Bible to REVEAL HIS PRECIOUS SON: JESUS CHRIST THE
LORD AND SAVIOR TO THE CHURCH AND THE BELIEVER.
D. From the book of Genesis to the book of Revelations, there are 66 books that are canonized as the Bible. Great Bible students and scholars studied many works and officially declared these 66 books to be regarded as the WORD OF GOD.
E. CANON MEANS A MEASURING STICK OR A REED USED TO MEASURE.
There are many good books written by good people, but to be included in the Bible there had to be a high standard.
F. Most of the Bible was written in Hebrew, but some parts was written in
Aramaic ... Ezra, Nehemiah and Daniel.
III. WHAT IS A BIBLE WORTH?
DIRTY LIFES FROM DUSTY BIBLE’S GROW... WISE MEN ARE FOOLISH IF THEY
LOVE THE WRONG THINGS... IS THE WORD WELL USED IN MY DAILY LIFE?
A. In the 1940’s a man named WALTER BALES WROTE A SONG:
DUST ON THE BIBLE DUST ON GOD’S HOLY WORD...
The only helpful Bible is an open read Bible.
SATAN NEVER FEARS A DUSTY BIBLE.
B. I am told that a local newspaper once wrote:
Read your Bible to know what people ought to do.
Read the newspaper to know what people really do.
Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
Mark 12:24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err,
because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
C. One Bible is worth more than 10,000 guns.
ONE OF THE CHIEF REASONS FOR MAN’S SPIRITUAL SHORT COMINGS IS