Read Psalm 19:7-11
“The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes” (v. 8).
What an amazing book!
The Bible begins with God, “In the beginning God” and ends with man, “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.” The Bible is a message from God to man, to bring man to God. The first recorded words of man are, “I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid . . . and I hid myself,” and some of the last words are, “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”
The Bible answers three important questions: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going?
Paul, in 2 Timothy 3:16, tells us that the Bible is inspired by God, and “is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
righteousness.” God’s specific purpose for the scriptures is that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished for all good works.
Doctrines are actually principles to live by. Solomon considered these principles to be so important that he gave four ways we can respond to them in Proverbs 4:20, 21: (1) “Attend to my words.” (2) “Incline thine ear unto my sayings.” (3) “Let them not depart from thine eyes.” (4) “Keep them in the midst of thine heart.” (Calvin Bennett)
Let God breathe inspiration into your life through His Word.
This week’s featured devotional is the Monday, May 26, 2014 entry of Opening the Word. Order your copy!
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