Study,….rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
When it comes to a bible subject, one must always ask yourself “what does the Word say”? Then go look for yourself and always rightly divide the Word, the Amplified bible says –
2Ti 2:15 Amp- Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth.
Gods Word is true, the bible says in Psalm 138:2,…
Psa 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
The bible says God is not a man that He should lie, and other scriptures support this,
Numbers 23:19, Heb 6:18, 1 Thes 2:13, John 17:17, Matt 24:35.
A simple way to determine what is written, is to you, ask yourself “who is doing the talking?” “Who is he talking to ?” And “what is he talking about ?”.
The New Testament describes 3 categories of people, Paul wrote this letter TO the Church.
All the bible is written FOR the church, not all the bible is written TO the church. 1 Cor 10:11, Rom 15:4,
1 Corinthians 10:32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
The primary rules of Bible interpretation –
- Immediate or passage, scripture will interpret scripture
- Content of the book or letter
- Other books by the same Author
- The entire testament in which the book was written
- The Bible
Most Christians want to have someone else think and study for them, You must study and think and ask questions to grow spiritually. Thank God for the Word of God!
John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
The Bible is God speaking to you, God’s Word contains God and is eternal. The power in His Word created everything, He spoke it.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
When you reverence and honor God’s word, knowing you can have God speak to you anytime you open the bible and thank Him for revealing to you this truth. Things begin to change in your life, as you apply or do the Word in Your life. You must be a doer of it.