2 Timothy 3:16 – ALL scripture is given by inspiration of GOD, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness…”
By HIS Content: DRIVEN!
is NOT content driven…
nor is Faith’s walk so
blinded by Sight.
Instead those souls listening,
absorbing HIS WORD,
shun the stage which the
Unlike then both sides…
yet just one gains approval.
But the audience greatest,
is called the Lukewarm!
Through the smaller group comes CHRIST sharing Love’s Justice…
where no “show” is displayed
and no act will perform.
Through such remnants of Faith
shall HIS WORD reach the “Found”;
those who’ve altered the Bible and “dummied it down”.
Avoiding real study, thus
“tepid -like” water these
character actors play
church…up on stage.
So draw the line quickly!
The KING — HE is coming!
Expectantly teach from HIS
WORD then — each page!
As HIServant reminded that GOD’s content, not ours, matters exclusively,
Devotional: Reoeating the second part of 2nd Timothy 3:16 again.
“….for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness…”
(For reproof, correction and instruction! All areas where the Flesh takes Offense!
this passage also educates us. “ALL scripture is given by inspiration of GOD…”
Translation by so many churches today?
All EXCEPT those passages or topics we find decisive or confusing or seemingly controversial…so we won’t touch them.
Then I’m confused. Did GOD say that it was ok to edit HIS WORD based on our opinion?
Yet, messages without depth which use one or two verses at most as “proof texts” spew just Opinion and not fact.
Romans 15:4 – For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
How then can they give a listener future Hope and present Comfort when ⅓ or even more of GOD’s WORD is ignored? Who is going to learn hard truths?
Apparently, like Saul was afraid of the people in 1 Samuel, so called church leaders today run their businesses on the shingle of Love alone so as not to “offend” anyone.
Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the LORD.”
Teaching and admonishing.
That last one being just a fancy word for correcting.
But didn’t we as children experience punishment and correction when our paths were wrong?
Take Hebrews 4:12 to heart. “For the WORD of GOD is quick, and powerful,
and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
So doesn’t GOD see the heart, the thoughts and the intentions and motives of all?
When then is Psalms 119:11 worded the way it is?
“THY WORD have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against THEE.”
I mean it doesn’t say…
“The parts of YOUR WORD that I like and think will draw the “itching ear” crowds, these passages alone have I hid in my heart and convinced others just to deeply look at as well.”
So 2 Timothy 2:15 comes to mind. “Study to show yourself approved unto GOD, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
Revelation is not to be ignored. Passages about the gifts aren’t meant to be transactionalized/monetized so that masses can be sent out to “heal” based on a 4 week program.
The whole Bible is to be humbly studied, not manipulated or partially ignored.
So let’s just stick with HIS content…in its entirety.
We learn together, studying ALL of GOD’s WORD humbly. So those who preach otherwise, who brush off your words of redirection, beware.
Our GOD is a jealous GOD, protective of HIS WORD! !
Deuteronomy 4:24 “For the LORD your GOD is a consuming fire, a jealous GOD.”
Hebrews 12:28-29 “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve GOD acceptably with reverence and GODly fear.”
29 “For our GOD is a consuming fire!”
So then, Beloved! Do not be lulled into accepting such “partial delivery of Truth” churches!!
No matter how great the entertainment/ praise and worship sessions are: without all of HIS content and “hard truths” being humbly taught / preached…
…then on whom will GOD’s spiritual favor rest? On who then will HIS correction fall?
So preaching most of all to remind myself, “Don’t edit GOD’s WORD! HE will repay!”
Amen and amen.