Saturday, February 10, 2007

Proper Perspectives

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

All scripture includes historical accounts, descriptions of people and places, and journal entries; not just the scriptures concerning the laws and prophecy. Many people are willing to accept the divine inspiration of the books of the Pentateuch, Prophets, Psalms, Proverbs, and the majority of the New Testament, but unwilling to accept the genealogies, census reports, and inventory lists as inspired. The Apostle Paul makes it abundantly clear that ALL scripture is divinely inspired and states its purposes clearly.

Doctrine: set of guidelines, policies, or principles, dogma
Reprove: warn, caution, rebuke, admonish, convince/persuade by argument
Correction: modification, adjustment, alteration, improvement, discipline
Instruction: education, teaching, training, lessons, orders, commands
Righteousness: justice, honesty, virtue, morality, right-standing with God

That the man of God may be:
Perfect: faultless, unspoiled, just right, whole, complete, mature
Thoroughly: absolutely, completely, systematically
Furnished: equipped, supplied, endowed
Good: wholesome, healthy, positive, excellent
Works: actions, labors, efforts, vocations

When we have the mind of God concerning His word, we will be more diligent in study.

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:26 KJV


Saija said...

you have your own blog ... :o)
your very own platform ... how wonderful!

blessings on you!

Praying for your Prodigal said...

You did it! You have your own blog! Wonderful! I will add you to my daily visit links!

Has Cindy found you yet? Oh--it's going to be so hard to NOT tell her! Hope she finds you soon--keep those hints and clues heading her way!


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Kathleen Marie said...

This is very nice...God bless you abundantly and Hallelujah to the Word of God!

Shelley said...

Great post! I think you're right, people tend to disbelieve geneaologies and such that are listed in the Bible...but it IS a part of scriptures and like you said, ALL scripture is God breathed - it's true too!

Heather Smith said...

Great post! Thanks for visiting my blog the other day! I've been a bit behind on my blogging, but I am definitely adding you to my links!

Godzheart said...

Wow, very very powerfully put. ALL scripture, I like the way you defined it, without any boundaries which we normally put on the power of the Word of God.

Loved this post.
God Bless

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