Saturday, April 18, 2009

all Scripture

We are told in 2 Timothy that "All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable." Yes, we need it all.

I'm thankful for how well rounded Scripture is, and how it helps us to the goal of God's kingdom in the new creation through Jesus. Like the people in Scripture we experience many things, and we struggle in many ways. This is why it's important for us to be in Scripture, and all of it.

For me, as I've shared here a number of times, The Bible Experience is a real gift from God in helping keep me in Scripture. And it's important to get into passages and see them related to the whole and how our lives fit in with reference to that. Takes time and an openness which refuses to force anything out of a passage or out of the Bible itself. But an openness which is receptive to whatever God may be saying to us about God's will on earth.

David is a good case in point. A man after God's own heart, who could celebrate with his whole being in the joy and worship of the Lord. Yet who could also sin so grievously in the matter of Bathsheba and Uriah the Hittite. But did repent. Just one example among so many more of parts from "all Scripture" which we need.

Any more thoughts on this?

By the way, Spring is more than in the air here. Quite warm this morning, and we're loving it!


Anonymous said...

glad to hear you are having fine weather.

preacherman said...

I know that I have foud scripture to have filled me up time and time again. It is definately God breathed as I have been in the desert and then grabed the psalms and was instantly quinched of my thirst. I was once starving spiritually I feasted on what God wanted me to do with my life and major decisions and was so full of his bread that I felt so much stronger than before. He makes things clear through his word. Ted thank you brother for all your post but this post I really needed to hear. Thank you. I hope you have a great Sunday and Worship experience with Christ Jesus.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Nancy, Hope the same goes for you folks as well. I imagine you've been having it for some time, now.

Kinney, Yes, I know what you mean, and I really know that daily. I have to be in the word daily and all the time in a certain way. Thanks for your helpful sharing here, and for your encouragement. Blessings on your Lord's Day!