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Cariad

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The Reading of God's Word
« on: August 23, 2016, 09:08:58 AM »
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'For whatsoever things were written aforetime
were written for our learning,
that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures
might have hope.'

(Rom 15:4)

Notice the words, 'patience and comfort of the scriptures'.
Patience and comfort is what the reading of His Word brings.

Praise God!

With love in Christ Jesus
Chris

Cariad

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Re: The Reading of God's Word
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2016, 01:05:30 PM »
Hello again,

The Word of God brings so much more than patience and comfort though doesn't it. It is also a lamp for our feet and a light for our path (Psa. 119:105).  It is able to make us 'wise unto salvation' (2 Tim.3:15), and it is the Holy Spirit's 'sword', by which we are corrected,led, and fed, and enabled to grow in grace and truth and in the knowledge of God.  Praise God!

We are to let the Word of God dwell in us richly (Col.3:16), and to become skilled in it's use (Hebrews 5:14), so that we may know good from evil, and defend our faith against spiritual wickedness in high places (Eph. 6:12).  This is one of the weapons of our warfare, isn't it?  Yet we are not to use it as a weapon against our fellow men.  For it is essentially the Holy Spirit's sword (Eph. 6:17), and it's wielding should be on his authority, and in His hand.  I have heard the word of God used as a weapon against others, where it is quoted out of context and misused to the detriment of truth.

We are not to water down the Word of God, or handle it deceitfully (2 Cor. 4:2).  But in a spirit of meekness use it to the edification of others, and to pull down strongholds where they exist, either within our own imagination or the imagination of others, by grace.

Just further thoughts.
Please add your own if you have any.
In Christ Jesus
Cariad.

:)

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