“Preach the Word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.” 2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the Word. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11
Receive the Word. Search the Scriptures daily to see whether those things are so.
“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15
Study to show thyself approved; a workman that needs not be ashamed…rightly dividing the Word.
The Word of God is alive. It is inexhaustible. There is no graduating class this side of glory. From Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21 points the Believer to Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The Old Testament is full of types and shadows of Who Jesus is and what He would do for whosoever will believe. The New Testament reveals to us Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
“14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is Salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him has written unto you;
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other Scriptures, unto their own destruction.
17 You therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things before, beware lest you also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
18 But grow in Grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:14-18
Do no wrestle with the Scriptures to your own destruction. We are warned throughout the Scriptures of the false doctrine that comes to corrupt the Truth so we must beware lest we too be led away with error and fall from our own steadfastness.
Preach the Word. Search the Scriptures. Grow in Grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
-Donna Clark Warren