Reading the Bible

by admin ~ January 12th, 2019. Filed under: Brandenburg.

Paul writes in 1 Timothy 4:13, Give attendance to reading. Scripture doesn’t say a lot about reading the Bible because at that point, people didn’t have a copy. Some people really read the Bible, and that would be the priests in the Old Testament and then the pastors in the New Testament. In Nehemiah 8, Ezra reads scripture to the people and they had a very strong reaction to it. In Deuteronomy 17, the king of Israel was to keep a copy of scripture with him and read it, live it and rule by it. Joshua 1 though says to meditate on the book of the law. If you don’t have a copy of it, then you meditate on it, and, of course, from David in Psalm 119, to memorize scripture. If you don’t have a copy, then you’ve got to memorize it and then meditate on it. If I were in isolation and kept from scripture, I could spend time in all the verses or passages I already know and glean much from them. You won’t know scripture if you don’t read it or at least hear it read. You can have both today. We should go further, like 2 Timothy 2 says to study to show yourselves approved unto God, a workman, rightly dividing the word of truth. You want to know the Bible, because you want to know and then obey what God said. Bible reading is for that.

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