II Timothy 3:16-17 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”
Psalm 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
Job 23:12 “Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.”
In days during early World War II when victory was far from assured and the foundational elements of human society were shaken due to world-wide conflict, Pastor Hugh Elmer Brown wrote the following as recorded in “Strength for Service”:
“For cleansing, for comfort, and for command, the Bible has no equal. It is the moral radium of the world. It is Everybody’s Book. Put your ear to it and you hear universal man as he sobs, and sings, as he sighs, swears, and supplicates. Coffins and cradles, glories and glooms, comedies and tragedies, all the ups and downs of human experience are in the Bible.
The Bible is the most hopeful book in the world. It is full of the spirit of the morning. It has splendid ‘eyes for the dawn.’ No literature matches it for pure sunniness. It snatches the crepe from the door of death. It looks for the latent good in bad men. It has a Gospel for the Gutter. It peoples Eternity with singing men and women.
The Bible is the most helpful book in the world. It teaches how to think about life – feeds the heart with vision and ideal, and reveals the superb pattern of manhood in Jesus. It is a lantern for our feet in any situation in life. It gives valor to our dreams of good and maps the road to civilization of brotherly men. Its religious truths are essential to man’s health in character, man’s hope in service, and man’s triumph in death. It is a telescope through which we can see the living God.”
Pastor Brown provides us a superb reminder of the preeminent importance of the Word of God. It is to be treasured; it is to be trusted. It is truly profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. It is a light unto our feet and a lamp unto our path.
Job reminds us all of its power. He faithfully followed it, because he rightfully elevated it. In the midst his own extreme challenges when victory was far from assured and the foundational elements of his life were shaken by conflict, he declared that those words were more esteemed than his necessary food.
PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD PROPERLY ELEVATE AND ESTEEM GOD’S WORD. As Everybody’s Book, it has no equal!
ADMIN: There will not be a PLUS post next weekend, but please continue to faithfully and fervently pray for revival in our land.