Daily Devotional

Do You Stand In Awe of God’s Word?

When was the last time you stood in awe of God’s Holy Word?  The psalmist wrote, “Princes persecute me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of Your word.  I rejoice at Your word as one who finds great treasure.  I hate and abhor lying, but I love Your law.  Seven times a day I praise You, because of Your righteous judgments.  Great ...

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How to Pray When Reading God’s Word

The psalmist wrote, “Deal bountifully with Your servant, that I may live and keep Your word.  Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law” (Psa. 119:17-18).  The Amplified Bible renders this passage in a good way: “Deal bountifully with Your servant, that I may live and keep Your word [treasuring it and being guided by it day by day].  Open my ...

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Have You Paused Long Enough to Realize How Wonderful God’s Word Is?

There are many inspired titles given to God’s Word by the Holy Spirit but perhaps the most precious is the “Word of God.”  The phrase the “Word of God” occurs nearly 50 times in the New Testament (Cf. Eph. 6:17; I Pet. 1:23; as well as our text, Heb. 4:12).

The Hebrew writer presented to us one of the great biblical texts on the power and ...

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Do You Want To Build Your Life On That Which Is Dependable?

Guy Roberson – The great psalmist, after tossing on a sea of trouble caused by his enemies, takes his stand on the stability of God’s Word in Psalms 119:89-96.  In spite of all of the evil turning his world upside down he again dwelt on the importance of putting his trust in God’s Word because it is settled in heaven (v. 89), meaning that ...

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What Role Does the New Testament Play Regarding Old Testament Prophecy?

It is crystal clear that the New Testament writers believed that the Old Testament was inspired Scripture.  According to some the New Testament has more than 4,000 references to the Old Testament.  However, one of the most important matters is the way the New Testament deals with Old Testament prophecy.  Therefore, in this article I want us to realize that the New Testament interpretation must supersede any Old ...

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Is Prophecy Literal or Figurative?

Questions are often asked, “Does the Bible mean what it says?  Should we take it at face value?  Should we interpret it literally? Or should we understand it figuratively?  These are essential questions when studying Bible prophecy.

We must realize that the Bible is a book of real people, real places and a literal history of God’s dealings with mankind.  Therefore, Bible interpretation should begin with ...

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Must Biblical Interpretation Include The Study of Prophecy?

Since prophecy is a large part of the sacred writings one must not neglect the study of it.  After Adam and Eve sinned, the first ray of light provided man was the promise of the Redeemer who would come in the future in Genesis 3:15: “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel.”  The very popular ...

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What Is Meant By Generic and Specific Authority?

We have seen in our previous studies that God commands us to abide within the framework of the Scriptures.  In speaking to the Israelites Moses said, “You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you” (Deut. 4:2).  In the New Testament we have ...

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What Are The Three Basic Methods God Uses to Authorize Us to Act?

In our past articles we have seen that primary authority resides in God.  He alone has authority to authorize us to obey Him.  However, while speaking to men in various ways and in time past by the prophets He has spoken to us by His Son (Heb. 1:1-2).  This means that we must look to Jesus Christ to find authority to act today and not in the Old ...

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What Is the Bible About?

It is essential to know what a book is about—to know its message, its organization, and its purpose.  When one is familiar with the author’s theme and know how the parts of the book fit together, you can read with much greater insight and appreciate the message it conveys.

We have been given some insight into this all-important question, “What is the Bible ...

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