Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Why Does Scripture MATTER So Much?

 


Why must we read SCRIPTURE?

Why does it matter so much?

What can we get from it?

Who wrote Scripture?

What happens if we don't read Scripture?

Of course, the BIBLE has ALL the answers.


1. Scripture testifies of JESUS.

39 Search the scriptures; 

for in them 

ye think 

ye have eternal life: 

and they are they 

which testify 

of me.

John 5:39 King James Version (KJV)


2. So we may believe JESUS is the SON of GOD.

30 And many other signs 

truly did Jesus 

in the presence 

of his disciples, 

which are not written 

in this book:

31 But these are written, 

that ye might believe 

that Jesus is the Christ, 

the Son of God; 

and that believing 

ye might have life 

through his name.

John 20:30-31 (King James Version)


3. To warn the servants of Christ.

11 Moreover by them 

is thy servant warned: 

and in keeping of them 

there is great reward.

Psalm 19:11 (King James Version)

 

4. To reveal the POWER of the WORD of GOD.

12 For the word of God 

is quick, 

and powerful, 

and sharper 

than any twoedged sword, 

piercing even 

to the dividing asunder 

of soul 

and spirit, 

and of the joints 

and marrow, 

and is a discerner 

of the thoughts

and intents 

of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12 (King James Version)


5. To reveal the enemy of God.

4 In whom the god 

of this world 

hath blinded 

the minds of them 

which believe not, 

lest the light 

of the glorious gospel 

of Christ, 

who is the image 

of God, 

should shine 

unto them.

2 Corinthians 4:4 (King James Version)


6. So we may learn and have hope.

4 For whatsoever things 

were written aforetime 

were written 

for our learning, 

that we 

through patience 

and comfort 

of the scriptures 

might have 

hope.

Romans 15:4 (King James Version)


7. To warn us not to pervert the GOSPEL of CHRIST.

6 I marvel 
that ye are so soon removed 
from him 
that called you 
into the grace 
of Christ 
unto another gospel:

7 Which is not another; 

but there be some 

that trouble you, 

and would pervert 

the gospel 

of Christ.

8 But though we, 

or an angel 

from heaven, 

preach 

any other gospel 

unto you 

than that 

which we 

have preached 

unto you, 

let him be 

accursed.

9 As we said before, 

so say I now again, 

if any man preach 

any other gospel 

unto you 

than that ye have received, 

let him 

be accursed.

Galatians 1:6-9 (King James Version)


8. As a gift to us and our children.

29 The secret things belong 

unto the Lord 

our God: 

but those things 

which are revealed 

belong unto us 

and to our children 

for ever, 

that we may do 

all the words 

of this law.

Deuteronomy 29:29 (King James Version)


9. That the PURE Gospel of Christ may ENLIGHTEN us all.

8 The statutes of the Lord 

are right, 

rejoicing the heart: 

the commandment of the Lord 

is pure, 

enlightening 

the eyes.

9 The fear of the Lord 

is clean, 

enduring for ever: 

the judgments of the Lord 

are true 

and righteous 

altogether.

Psalm 19:8-9 King James Version)


10. Because JESUS is the BREAD of LIFE.

4 But he answered and said, 

It is written, 

Man shall not live 

by bread alone, 

but by every word 

that proceedeth 

out of the mouth 

of God.

Matthew 4:4 (King James Version)


11. So we may be SANCTIFIED by the TRUTH of GOD.

17 Sanctify them 

through thy truth: 

thy word 

is truth.

John 17:17 (King James Version)


12. In order to stand against the wiles of the devil.

10 Finally, my brethren, 

be strong 

in the Lord, 

and in the power 

of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour 

of God, 

that ye may be able 

to stand 

against the wiles 

of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not 

against flesh 

and blood, 

but against principalities, 

against powers, 

against the rulers 

of the darkness 

of this world, 

against spiritual wickedness 

in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you 

the whole armour 

of God, 

that ye may be able 

to withstand 

in the evil day, 

and having done all, 

to stand.

14 Stand therefore, 

having your loins girt about 

with truth, 

and having on 

the breastplate 

of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod 

with the preparation 

of the gospel 

of peace;

16 Above all, 

taking the shield 

of faith, 

wherewith ye shall be able 

to quench 

all the fiery darts 

of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet 

of salvation, 

and the sword 

of the Spirit, 

which is the word 

of God:

Ephesians 6:10-17 (King James Version)



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