This week, a famous pastor posted about a quote about God that could not stand biblically. Not even a little bit. If you had inferred what you thought he meant, you might have been able to twist it into truth. But as a post on a social media site, there isn’t a lot of room for inferences, especially when it comes to the Bible.
This had me up in arms with my Table 8 study group! We laugh because they hear me say the same thing every single week at some point….you MUST be in the Word. You must be reading and studying and seeking God. You cannot guard yourself against wrong teaching, against incorrect theology, from false gospel if you don’t know what is in the Bible.
As well, how can we lead people to the Truth if we are not understanding of what’s in our Bible?! Satan skulks around trying desperately to deceive us. If he can distract us from the truth of the Holy Bible, he can prevent us from spreading the gospel.
All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. –2 Timothy 3:16-17
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of the soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. –Hebrews 4:12
But his is delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night. –Psalm 1:2
It is imperative as believers in the one and only Creator of this world that we know what He says in the pages of scripture. I cannot stress this enough. I encourage you, friends, be in the Bible. Read His Word. Start your day with His commands and precepts. Revel in the words of love from our Father.
Let’s challenge ourselves to make it a habit to study the Bible so that when the deceiver tries to trip us up, we are prepared for battle!