What To Do With The Bible

The following are a few things every Christian should do with their Bible…
  1. Read It Daily.
    Every Christian should spend some time every day reading the Bible. The best time for Bible reading is first thing in the morning. A new believer may want to read the Gospel of John or Psalms to begin with, but at some point, we should start reading our Bibles through, cover to cover. I like to read my Bible through each year.
  2. Meditate On It Deeply.
    Joshua 1:8-9 & Psalm 1:1-3 give very clear and precious promises to those who meditate in God’s Word on a daily basis. This is more that just reading through a passage, but giving careful thought and consideration to what is being said, and then considering all the ways it applies to my life and circumstances.
  3. Claim It’s Promises Delightfully.
    The Bible is filled with wonderful promises for the child of God. I cannot claim promises I do not know exist, so take God at His Word and claim the promises He has given us. Note: be careful that the promise applies to the believer. Some promises are to the nation of Israel specifically and not necessarily for the New Testament believer.
  4. Heed It’s Warnings Diligently.
    God is all-wise, knows the future outcome of all our actions. When He gives warnings in His Word, it is wise for us to heed those warnings and take them very seriously.
  5. Follow It’s Instructions Decisively.
    When we do exactly what God’s Word tells us to do, we’ll get the results it says we will get. God knows what He is doing and knows what is best for us, thus it is a good idea to do exactly what He instructs us to do.
  6. Memorize It Deliberately.
    One of our greatest weapons against sin and temptation is hiding God’s Word in our hearts and minds (Psalm 119:11). Memorize reference and the exact wording of the passage and not just the “thought” of the passage.
  7. Share It Dutifully..
    Our entire world needs the Word of God. It needs to be translated into every language of the world, printed by Bible believing, local church publishers, and then preached and distributed throughout the world by God’s people.
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Oh, Wonderful Word!

Oh, wonderful, wonderful Word of the Lord!
True wisdom its pages unfold;
And though we may read them a thousand times o’er,
They never, no never, grow old!
Each line hath a treasure, each promise a pearl,
That all if they will may secure;
And we know that when time and the world pass away,
God’s Word shall forever endure.

Oh, wonderful, wonderful Word of the Lord!
The lamp that our Father above
So kindly has lighted to teach us the way
That leads to the arms of His love!
Its warnings, its counsels, are faithful and just;
Its judgments are perfect and pure;
And we know that when time and the world pass away,
God’s Word shall forever endure.

Oh, wonderful, wonderful Word of the Lord!
Our only salvation is there;
It carries conviction down deep in the heart,
And shows us ourselves as we are.
It tells of a Savior, and points to the cross,
Where pardon we now may secure;
For we know that when time and the world pass away,
God’s Word shall forever endure.

Oh, wonderful, wonderful Word of the Lord!
The hope of our friends in the past;
Its truth, where so firmly they anchored their trust,
Through ages eternal shall last.
Oh, wonderful, wonderful Word of the Lord!
Unchanging, abiding and sure;
For we know that when time and the world pass away,
God’s Word shall forever endure.

~ Fanny Crosby, circa 1886
(Found in the flyleaf of Brother Jesse Harsh’s Bible)

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God Said It & That Settles It!

Six times in the first chapter of the Bible we have the phrase, “and it was so.”  It each instance, God simply declared His Word, and “it was so.”

  1. God’s Word Is Infallible!
    There never has been a failure of the Word of God.
    God’s Word has never needed help to accomplish it’s purpose.  We just take God at His Word.
    All through Scripture, whether it is speaking of judgment, or correction, or a promise, what God said was so.
    God’s Word declares itself to be infallible, history proves God’s Word to be infallible, and our experience proves God’s Word to be infallible.
  2. God’s Word Is indestructible!
    (Matthew 24:35; Mark 13:31; Luke 21:33), “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
  3. God’s Word Is indispensible!
    We cannot escape the truths of God’s Word nor survive without the teachings of God’s Word.
    We must obey God’s Word to have God’s blessings.
    We must believe God’s Word to have God’s power.
    We must declare God’s Word to see God’s glory.