πŸ‘‘ Rightly Dividing The Word

It is not enough to use the Bible as a grand book of wonderful sayings from which we may choose what we wish for our inspiration, nor will one who truly realizes that β€œGod hath spoken” ever hold so shallow an opinion of the sacred Scriptures.

β€œThe Word of truth” must be β€œrightly divided”; for while it is all given for our spiritual profit, it was not all addressed to us, or written about us. Thus one who truly desires to understand and obey God’s Word will seek first to determine what Scriptures are particularly related to him and will study all the rest in the light of these.

Sad to say, however, there are many who fail to give the Book of God the respect and reverence it deserves. They flip it open at random, let a finger light upon the open page and then read the verse indicated to see if perchance they may find leading from the Lord in that way. And if it doesn’t β€œwork” the first time they try it again and again until it does β€œwork.” They use β€œpromise boxes” in the same way, on the basis that β€œevery promise in the Book is mine.” They take passages out of their contexts, β€œspiritualize” them, and give them β€œprivate interpretations.” Finding β€œprecious passages” anywhere at all, no matter to whom addressed or when or why, they place their own constructions upon them and claim them as promises of God to them! To take isolated statements from the writings of men and use them in such a manner would be considered dishonest, but even Bible teachers do it with the Word of God!

The Word, rightly divided, is of supreme importance to the Church at large as well as to the individual believer, and it is because this fact has not yet been sufficiently recognized that we have not experienced the true, heaven-sent revival that the Church so sorely needs. source

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[…] Sadly, this prophecy has come true. Most Christians would rather believeΒ a fableΒ than the Word of God, rightly divided. […]

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