Five Ways to Understand the Bible
Would you take God's holy word and turn to Psalm One hundred and nineteen. And in just a moment we're going to read verse one hundred and twenty-five. A dear precious lady, a member of this church came to me recently. She said, Pastor, I'm having difficulty living in victory. Well, as a good physician of the soul, I tried to make a diagnosis. And I said, Are you having a quiet time with the Lord? She said, well I I try. I said, are you into God's word daily? She said, well Pastor, to be very honest, I don't get much out of the Bible. I read the Bible and I try to understand it, but it's not very real to me. What should I do Pastor? Well, I want to tell her and you today what to do. I want to give you five ways to better understand your Bible. Look at the prayer. It's a prayer that every servant of God ought to pray, Psalm one nineteen, one thirty-five, Make thy face to shine upon thy servant and teach me, teach me, thy statutes. And verse one twenty-five, I am thy servant; Give me understanding that I may know thy testimonies. Five ways to get understanding, to understand the Word of God and why should you understand the Word of God? Well, my dear friend, first of all, you need to understand the Word of God because the Word of God is truth. It is simply truth. And without the Word of God you're going to be stumbling in darkness. Pilate asked Jesus, What is truth? Ole cynical Pilate, he'd heard so much. But Jesus gave that answer when Jesus said in John seventeen, verse seventeen, My Word is truth. And indeed the Word of God is truth. Look at Psalm one nineteen and verse thirty, psalm one nineteen and verse thirty. And by the way, we're going to be all over this psalm this morning and so just lick your fingers. I have chosen the way of truth.
It's so important, friend, that you have something that you can say, This is absolutely true. Impeccably true, inherently true, infallible true. consistently true. Thy Word is truth. That's what the Lord Jesus said. Did you know that facts may double, knowledge may double, but truth never. I was interested to note that we are producing in the United States now, and you'll be interested to learn this, we are producing so many books we're writing three thousand pages of stuff, publishing three thousand pages of stuff every second in the United States. I mean every second. Three thousand more pages are published. A thousand books are published a day in the United States. And by the way I've just written a new book I'd like for you to get and read. Uh, somebody asked a man and said, Why-haven't you written a book yet? And he said, well, I'd rather ask, have people ask me, Why I haven't than why I have. But I have and I'd like for you to get that book and read it. But you thing about it, think of it, a thousand books a day. People are learning all kinds of things. The knowledge, the accumulation of knowledge is phenomenal. If you were to take ...
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