Today’s Devotional – February 19th (“Man Shall…Live…By Every Word”)

By admin On February 18th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – February 19th

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“Man Shall…Live…By Every Word”

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“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2nd Tim. 3:16, 17

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There are many today who teach that not all Scripture is to be trusted.

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For instance, those who ahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Atheist_sign_Wisconsin_State_Capitol.pngre seeking after “social justice” or “political correctness” may assert that some portions of the Bible were written only for some local situation back at the time when the Bible was being written. And so all such portions are no longer relevant, according to them.

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Others who have some doctrinal agenda may try to negate portions of the Bible that disagree with their “pet” church doctrine.

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Still others will insist that the Bible can only be rightly interpreted by the leaders of their own particular denomination.

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And still others insist that the Bible is only the thoughts of God, which the Bible writers merely wrote those thoughts in their own human words.

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BUT WHAT DOES GOD SAY?

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So just how is the Christian to find his or her way through this thick fog of confusion, which just now looms over Christendom?

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Just how am I to rightly dissect the Word of Truth.

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Well much of the confusion will quickly dissipate by merely examining a few Bible passages, which concern this subject.

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Our signature Bible passage for today is found in Paul’s second letter to Timothy, in which God exhorts us that…

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“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2nd Timothy 3:16, 17

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GOD OFTEN SPEAKS

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So here it says that “all Scripture is given by inspiration of God”.

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Now this should take care of the notion that the words of the Bible are not inspired, but just His main thoughts of the Bible are inspired.

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And, as further confirmation, it should be remembered that much of the Bible is God speaking in the “first-person” context.

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For instance, God says… “Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge Me of Mine enemies: And I will turn My hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:” Isaiah 1:24, 25.

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So obviously this is more than merely the thoughts of God. These are the very words of God!

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“BUT BY EVERY WORD…”

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Another proof that the Bible is more that just thoughts of God, are these words spoken by http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgJesus, when going through His temptations from the Devil… “But He (Jesus) 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

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Do you see the point here? Jesus is commanding us to live by EVERY WORD that proceeds out of the mouth of God.

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So this must mean that the words of the Bible are the very words of God!

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Or else, how could we live by EVERY WORD?

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“EVERY WORD OF GOD IS PURE”

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Listen… “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.” Proverbs 30:5, 6.

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Now here again, the Lord is making it clear, that “EVERY WORD OF GOD IS PURE!”

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So the Bible has to be more than merely the words of men.

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THIS IS A BIG SUBJECT!

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Now this subject is just too big to tackle in one day’s devotional.

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But what has been discussed in today’s devotional lays the groundwork for the other aspects to our signature passagehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bible_paper.jpg“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2nd Timothy 3:16, 17.

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And so when it says here in our signature passage, that “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God”, it really means ALL Scripture! That is why a Bible student can do various word studies using the King James Version, and find a faithful consistency throughout the Bible, that goes beyond human capability. Yes, the Bible is the product of God.

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And that is why God calls it “The Word of God”, and not “The Thoughts of God Written In the Words of mortal Men”.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me a greater trust in Thy Word. Give me a greater knowledge of Thy Word, because Thou hast commanded me to live by every word that proceeds out of Thy mouth…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… November 22 – (The Greatest Jig-saw Puzzle Ever!) or you can also read… December 12 (Martha, the “Doer” & Mary, the “Hearer”)

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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ARK SEEN IN HEAVEN

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“And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.” Revelation 11:19

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The above verse from Revelation, speaks of God’s Temple in Heaven being opened. But this great constellation, theSagittarius Constellation is actually the constellation of the Ark of the Covenant. So these two events go hand in hand simultaneously. The Ark Constellation, as sketched into this Wikipedia star-chart, is a representation of the heavenly Ark, as God begins to open up the spiritual concepts of that true Ark to our minds.

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Star-chart from Wikipedia (this Website has taken the liberty to sketch in this Ark Constellation)

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place”

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TOMORROW:

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February 20th (“Picture of a Very Grave Man, Part 1″)

 

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