Proverbs 30:5-9 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
There are thousands of books out today trying to explain, rearrange, re-write, define, deliberate, commentate, illiterate, make easy reading of, justify, rationalize, demonstrate, reconstruct, redo, present, reword, clarify, disambiguate, illuminate, alter, illustrate, spell out, organize, fix up, paraphrase, amend, modify, revamp, boil down, render, revise, restate, translate, summarize, and condense the Bible.
Some have even written other works that are separate from the Bible and tried to lead people to believe that they just as important as the Bible. A few brazen individuals have gone so far as to call their writings another gospel or another Bible. Some have re-written what they think is the Bible so many times that they do not even know from what they are re-writing.
Does God really need all that help? What if we used all the time we spent reading all these other books and just read the good old fashion King James Bible? With time and study, it does become clear. If we really want to understand it, why not ask the author? Can’t we just call upon the Holy Spirit, who resides in every believer, and ask Him to illuminate its meaning in our hearts. Even better than trying to change God’s word to fit our lifestyle, why not just do what it says?
All we really need is just a plain copy of the truth. I imagine that would take about one lifetime to read, study, and do. I am not anti-books but let us not lose sight of the Word of God in our lives first. Remember, every Word of the Bible is breathed from the very mouth of God.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
Let’s get back to the one true book, the Holy Word of God. We need to pick up and read our Bible. As our passage today says, “Every word of God is pure.”
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Philippians / Proverbs 30:5-9
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Hosea 10-14 / Jude
Living In His Word Ministries
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
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