I have been blessed with a very sweet husband.
He bought me a new bible. For Mother's Day. The one I've been dreaming about. You know the one. Turns out, it was in stock after all...
For the past month I've been running my fingers over its cover, perusing through the pages, smelling it, enjoying it. I'm thankful for it and I treasure it.
He asked me what I'd been reading in it lately, and I felt ashamed to say that I'd been dancing around quite a bit ~ a portion here, a chapter over there. No rhyme or reason.
This week, though, I've decided to focus on a simple inspirational study about the Word: what it is, what it should mean to me, how I should respond to it.
Would you care to join me in studying this week?
Here's what I'll be contemplating and using as a guide:
The Bible is the Word of God ~That's it. Nothing more, nothing less, nothing else. Will you join me? From the comfort of your own home?
It is holy, inerrant, infallible, and completely authoritative. (Proverbs 30:5-6, John 17:17, Psalm 199:89)
It is profitable for teaching, reproving, correcting, and training me in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16)
It matures and equips me so that I am ready for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:17)
It is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. (Psalm 119:105)
It brings me stability during the storms in my life. (Matthew 7:24-27)
If I believe its truth, I can be set free. (John 8:32)
If I hide it in my heart, I will be protected in times of temptation. (Psalm 199:11)
It is the powerful, living, discerning Word of God. (Hebrews 4:12)
It is the Sword of the Spirit. (Ephesians 6:17)
It is sweeter than honey and more desirable than gold. (Psalm 19:10)
It is forever settled in heaven. (2 Corinthians 13:7-8, Psalm 119:89)
It is absolutely true with no measure of error. (John 17:17, Titus 1:2)
It is absolutely true about God. (Romans 3:4, Romans 16:25-27, Colossians 1)
It is absolutely true about man. (Jeremiah 17:9, Psalm 8:4-6)
It is absolutely true about sin. (Romans 3:23)
It is absolutely true about salvation (Acts 2, Acts 4:12, Romans 10:9)
It is absolutely true about heaven and hell. (Revelation 21:8, Psalm 119:89)
Please let me know if you are planning to participate by sharing your thoughts in the comment section.
UPDATE 6/3/10: If you are late in joining us, that's just fine... you may also want to check out today's post for more inspiration.
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