Why It Is Important to Study the Bible

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Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth” (John 17:17).

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God” (1 Corinthians 2:12).

The verses above affirm that the Bible contains the truth and reveals to us the mind of God. Yet it is important to understand that it is not a private diary of God’s thoughts that mankind just happened to discover. The Bible contains revelation. God has not revealed all that He knows, but He has revealed everything He wants us to know. Moses said, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 29:29).

Since God revealed His word for us, what are we to do with it? Paul reminded Timothy of the importance of studying God’s word: “Be diligent [study, KJV] to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). This is one of the things we must do with the word of God. In this article, we are going to consider seven reasons why studying the Bible is important.Continue Reading

Remember Those Who Led You

Hebrews 13:7

Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith” (Hebrews 13:7).

People across the country are getting ready to celebrate Memorial Day – a day to remember those who died while serving in the armed forces. It is good for us to remember these individuals as their sacrifices have greatly contributed to our ability to lead a “tranquil and quiet life” (1 Timothy 2:2).

However, there are others who are worthy of our remembrance. The Scriptures teach that we should remember those who have led us in the faith. These will be the ones we will focus on in this article.Continue Reading

Good Things to Do When You’re Older

Old man by the water

In a previous article, we discussed some good things to do when one is young. We focused on what young people are to do in order to enjoy life while also pleasing the Lord.

What if we are not young anymore? What responsibilities do we have when we are older?

This is not just about what we are to do when we are “old” (however we want to define that) or at the end of our lives (though it would certainly include that). This is a wide age range, from around 30 years old and up – old enough to influence young adults until death. What does the Bible say about what is good to do when we are older? We will notice six things.Continue Reading

Planning for the Future

Plan

The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps” (Proverbs 16:9).

If we are going to be pleasing to God, there are two critical factors for us to consider – God’s instructions and our decisions. At the turn of every new year, many of us make resolutions and goals for the upcoming year. With this in mind, let us consider some passages from the book of Proverbs about planning for the future. As we move forward in the new year, we need to be sure we are acting with wisdom.Continue Reading

Plain Bible Teaching Podcast (Season 11)

Plain Bible Teaching Podcast

Last week we wrapped up Season 11 of the Plain Bible Teaching Podcast. The theme of this season was lessons from the book of Proverbs. You can listen to the audio from all of the episodes on this page. You can also click on the link for each episode to see the show notes and download the audio files if you’d like.
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Commit Your Works to the Lord (Season 11, Episode 12)

Commit Your Works to the Lord (Season 11, Episode 12)

 
 
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Commit Your Works to the Lord (Season 11, Episode 12)

In this season, we’re discussing some lessons from the book of Proverbs.

In Proverbs 16:1-7, the wise man talked about the need for us to “commit [our] works to the Lord.” We have the ability to make plans as to what we will do, but we need to be sure we are obeying the Lord rather than following after sin. If we follow after wickedness, we will be punished. If we fear the Lord and obey Him, we will be established.

Mentioned in this episode:

  • My Son, Hear My Words: Notes on Proverbs – This is a “topical commentary” I wrote on the book of Proverbs. Follow the link for more information. If you decide to pick up a copy, use coupon code Proverbs5 at checkout to receive $5 off and free shipping.
  • Plain Bible Study Guides – These are designed to help Christians engage in profitable studies of the Scriptures. The study guides include a straightforward explanation of the text and questions at the end of each lesson, making them useful for both individual and group Bible studies.

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Proverbs About Government (Season 11, Episode 11)

Proverbs About Government (Season 11, Episode 11)

 
 
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Proverbs About Government (Season 11, Episode 11)

In this season, we’re discussing some lessons from the book of Proverbs.

It may be surprising to learn of the number of passages in the book of Proverbs that deal with the topic of government. In this episode, we discuss several of these passages that teach us about the role and place of government, instructions to those in positions of civil authority, and what our responsibility is toward those who rule over us.

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