Proverbs 30:5-6 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.
There are thousands of books in publication today trying to explain, rearrange, re-write, define, deliberate, illiterate, commentate, 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 to hear from God 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 we must 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.
We must all get back to the one true book, the Holy Word of God. We need to simply pick up and read our Bible. As our passage today says, “Every word of God is pure.”
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Deuteronomy 10 – 12 / Psalm 78:1-20 / Proverbs 30 / Acts 9
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Deuteronomy 22-24 / Luke 3:1-22
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director