Handling The Word Of Life

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Intro:

Precious friend(s), The Following (with some 'food for thought' Questions) Is A
Bible Compilation about how to Correctly/Rightly handle God's Word Of Truth,
Thus Bringing All Honor And Glory To Him!
Amen?

Part I God's Responsibility In Reaching sinful mankind With His Wonderful Scriptures!!

Part II man's responsibility toward God's Word, According to the Psalms

Part III man's responsibility toward God's Truth, According To Christ's Words on earth

Part IV man's responsibility toward The Word Of God, According To The
Revelation Of The Mystery, From Christ's Instructions From Heaven!

Please Be Very Richly Encouraged And Edified!
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Part I God's Responsibility In Reaching sinful mankind With His Wonderful Word!!

) He Magnifies It Above All His Name (Psalm 138:2)

) He Preserves It For Ever (Psalm 12:7 cp Psalm 100:5)

) He Preserves Its Purity (Psalms 12:6-7; 119:140; Proverbs 30:5)

) He Has It Eternally Complete/Fixed = It 'Cannot be broken' (John 10:35)

) He Has It “Eternally Settled In Heaven” (Psalm 119:89)

) He Fulfills All of Its prophecies (Matthew 5:18, 26:54,56, 27:35; Luke 24:44;
John 12:38, 17:12, 19:24,28,36,37)

) He Uses It To Instruct About His Character And The Word Itself (Psalm 18:30)

) He Uses It To Quicken (Revive) His people in affliction (Psalm 119:107)

) He Teaches That man lives “...By Every Word Out Of The Mouth Of God!"
(Deuteronomy 8:3; Matthew 4:4; Luke 4:4)

) He Sanctifies His people Through It, The Word Of Truth (John 17:17)

) He Will Not Hide It from His people (Psalm 119:19)

) He Strengthens His people According It (Psalm 119:28)

) He Teaches His people good judgment and knowledge from It (Psalm 119:66)

) He Offers It “Ever With His people” to make them wiser than enemies (Psalm 119:98)

) He Offers It As: "A Lamp unto my feet, and A Light unto my path" (Psalm 119:105)

) He “...opens our understanding” to learn From It (Luke 24:32, 45)

) He Judges The [Heavenly] Body Of Christ, By It = Paul’s Gospel (Romans 2:16)

All members of that Body (2 Corinthians 5:6-10; Romans 14:7-12)​
Good And bad works of All “co-laborers With God” (1 Corinthians 3:8-15)​
When The LORD Comes, And Judgement Is Complete, Then every ‘Body​
member’ Will Have Praise Of God! (1 Corinthians 4:5)​

) He Judges the [earthly] world at the last day, By It = His Spoken Word, to The Twelve, and
Israel, who heard Them, and His Written Word, to All others who read or hear It preached
in the Time Of Jacob’s (Israel’s) Trouble (John 12:48; Acts 17:31 cp Matthew 12:36)

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Part II man's responsibility toward God's Word, According to the Psalms

What is our responsibility To Him, The Living Word, as He:

“...opens our understanding” to learn From His Holy Written Word (Luke 24:32, 45)?​

Let us visit with great king David and be encouraged, learning his understanding
of his own Correct handling of God's Pure Word, Under The Law, and Consider
prayerfully And Carefully:

) Trust in It (Psalm 119:42)
) does your heart 'Stand in Awe' Of It (Psalm 119:161)?
) Speak of It (Psalm 119:172)

) Respect/Esteem All Of It (Psalms 119:6, 128)
) Do you Rejoice at It, "as one that findeth great spoil" (Psalm 119:162)?
) 'Order our steps' In His Words (Psalm 119:133)

) Err Not from It (Psalm 119:110)
) Do Not Forget/Forsake/Decline From It (Psalms 119:16, 61, 87, 109, 141, 153, 157, 176)
But, Do:

) Love It, And Meditate In It (Psalms 119:48, 148)

Love It (Psalms 119:47, 97, 113, 119, 159, 163, 167), above find gold (v 127),​
exceedingly (v 167)​
Do you Love It As God's 'Very Pure Word' (Psalm 119:140)?​
Love It and have 'Great Peace' (Psalm 119:165)​

) Let your heart Long for It (Psalm 119:131)
) Do you Learn God's Righteous Judgments From It (Psalm 119:7)?
) Know:
"The Entrance of Thy Words Giveth Light; It Giveth​
understanding unto the simple." (Psalm 119:130)​

) Keep It (Psalms 119:8, 17, 56, 67, 101, 115, 129, 134, 145, 146, 167, 168)
) Do you Hope in It (Psalms 119:49, 74, 114, 147), for deliverance (v 81)?
) Hide It in our hearts to not sin (Psalm 119:11)

) Take It as A Heritage for ever (Psalm 119:111)
) Do you Heed It for cleansing (Psalm 119:9)?
) Delight In It (Psalms 119:16, 35, 47, 92, 174)

) Ask God to Not Hide It from us (Psalm 119:19)
) Do you Ask God for understanding to learn It (Psalms 119:73, 125, 144, 169)?
) Ask God for Merciful Kindness to be for Comfort, According to It (Psalm 119:76)

Believe It:

And Ask God To Teach It (Psalms 119:66, 124, 135)​
And use It as: "Thy Word Is A Lamp unto my feet, and A Light unto my path."​
(Psalm 119:105)​

And acknowledge:​

"Thy Righteousness Is An Everlasting Righteousness, and​
Thy law is The Truth." (Psalms 119:142; 151)​
"Concerning Thy Testimonies, I have known of old that​
Thou Hast Founded them for ever." (Psalm 119:152)​
Do you, Precious friends?​
"For ever, O LORD, Thy Word Is Settled In Heaven."​
(Psalm 119:89)​
"Thy Word Is True From The Beginning: and Every One of​
Thy Righteous Judgments Endureth For Ever." (Psalm 119:160)​

And, Finally:

) Accept/Believe/Concur (with) God’s Truth That He Has
“Magnified It Above All Of His Holy Name” (Psalm 138:2)​
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Q: How can we, today, humbly 'do any less' With God's Word Of Truth,
than the great king did?

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Part III man's responsibility toward God's Truth, According To Christ's Words on earth

What He Said To His disciples Concerning handling His Holy Scriptures, In​
The Prophetic Program of God, Under The Law, in The Gospel of The Kingdom:​

Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:10 "JESUS Saith…...read in The Scriptures…"

Matthew 22:29; Mark 12:24 "JESUS Answered...Ye do err, not knowing The Scriptures...
neither The Power Of God?"

John 20:9 "For as yet they knew not The Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead."

John 2:22 "...disciples remembered that He Had Said...they believed The Scripture..."

John 5:39 "Search The Scriptures; for In Them ye think ye have
Eternal Life: and They Are They Which Testify of Me."

Joh 6:63 ”It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing:
The Words That I Speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”

Now, Considering ‘search and think about Eternal Life’ From Scripture,
as compared to “from religious tradition”? How did “that work out”?

JESUS asked:​

Mt 15:3 “Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your
tradition?"

JESUS, With Authority From His Father, spoke:​

Mt 15:6 “Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by
your tradition.”

Mr 7:8 “laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as
the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.”

God, The SON, still With Authority, gave Final Condemnation of 'tradition ':​

Mr 7:9 “And HE said unto them Full Well ye Reject The Commandment of GOD,
that ye may 'keep your own’ tradition.”

MIShandled and irresponsible, Correct?​
……………..or:

Eternal Life With The Father, Through The SON, Testified
By The Scriptures, And By The Holy Ghost (John 15:26)?

Are Not The Triune GodHead And The Scriptures Wonderful?​

John 7:38 "He that believeth on Me, As The Scripture Hath Said…"

John 7:42, 19:37 "Hath not The Scripture Said?…Another Scripture Saith..."
(Heard or Read?)​

Q: Have we read God’s Word Completely Through at least once? If not, then
how can we ‘obey This Important Command’?:

“But He [Jesus] Answered and Said [Unto satan], It Is Written,​
Man shall not live by bread alone, but By Every Word That
Proceedeth Out Of The Mouth Of God.” (Mat 4:4; Luk 4:4; Deu 8:3)​

(not to mention bible versions that omit some/Many Of Those Every Words…)

We should heed "These Words Of Jesus" here, prayerfully, Carefully, and
responsibly, Correct?

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continued in Part IV...
 
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Part IV - man's responsibility toward The Word Of God, According To
The Revelation Of The Mystery, From Christ's Instructions From Heaven!

Under GRACE in God's Other [ Mystery ] Program Which Is For Today – Revealed
to St. Paul, By The Risen And Glorified LORD Jesus Christ, Seated In The Heavens,
The Revelation of The Mystery, who are the believers in this age? Are they not the
saints in this Current Dispensation of Grace who are:

“chosen” vessels, children (of Light), heirs, joint-heirs, soldiers, ambassadors,​
beloved brethren, standers, walkers, runners, workers, co-laborers with God,​
and students of The Word Of Truth (Romans-Philemon)?​

What, Exactly (following "Paul, our pattern" - 1 Timothy 1:16), is all of our
Responsibility Toward The Holy SCRIPTURES Of God Almighty? Are we all
taking it Seriously in The Light of our Coming Judgment (1 Corinthians 3:8-15)?:

“And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to​
Apollos for your sakes; that ye might Learn in us Not To Think Above That​
Which Is Written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.”​
(1 Corinthians 4:6)​

Isn’t this (with Psalm 138:2) indicative of 'Completed Written Scripture Only,'
for our 'faith and practice'?

And Not Incomplete Scripture, needing: + tradition, self-proclaimed prophets,
‘hearing an audible voice,’ NDE or any experiences, dreams, visions, etc, Correct?
Would not any 'addition' be Mishandling God’s Word Of Truth, by Disobedience,
and
‘thinking above' “That Which Is Written”?​

It is satan’s device, is it not, to: Question, add to, take from, water down, and
Deny The Pure and Preserved Scriptures Of Almighty God? Thanks Be Unto God
That he will get his deserved Eternal Condemnation. Amen?

Is it not part of our responsibility to believe this?:

“All SCRIPTURE Is Given By Inspiration Of God, And Is Profitable​
for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:​
that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good​
works. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)​

IF All Of Them Are “God-Breathed,” can we then take any liberties to Add to
Them, Take Away from Them, or twist Them, making Them UNprofitable and
destructive?
(Deuteronomy 4:2, 12:32; Proverbs 30:5-6; Revelation 22:18-19; 2 Peter 3:16)

Wouldn't that be bad works for believers At Judgment? (1 Corinthians 3:8-15)

“Study to shew thyself Approved Unto God, a workman that needeth not​
to be ashamed, Rightly Dividing The WORD Of TRUTH.” (2 Timothy 2:15)​

Do we know how to "be doers Of The Word," and obey this? Very brief example:

prophecy/covenants/law
Rightly Divided (2 Timothy 2:15) From “Things That Differ” (online)
Mystery/Grace

Are we diligent students? If not, will that be bad works and shame at The
Judgment? If God, The Holy Spirit Dwells in us, how Prayerfully and Carefully
should we consider (what Paul states is for "The LORD To Give For understand-
ing all things" - 2 Timothy 2:7), This Holy SCRIPTURE?

"Which things also we speak, Not in the words which man’s​
wisdom teacheth, but [ In The Words ] Which The Holy Ghost​
Teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual."​
(1 Corinthians 2:13)​

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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." (Romans 15:4)​

Are we learning from What Was Written before Paul?

"And The Scripture, Foreseeing That God Would Justify the​
heathen through faith, Preached before the gospel unto​
Abraham, Saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed."​
(Galatians 3:8)​

Are we listening to What Is 'Preached And Said' - God's Words, In Written Scripture?

"In Meekness Instructing Those That Oppose themselves;​
if God peradventure will give them repentance to the​
acknowledging of The Truth" (2 Timothy 2:25-26)​

Are we acknowledging The Truth Of God's Written Word, or are we ‘opposing’ It?

"And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three​
sabbath days reasoned with them out of The Scriptures"​
(Acts 17:2)​

Paul is our 'pattern' (1 Timothy 1:16; 1 Corinthians 4:16), Correct? Should we
then use vile communications (1 Corinthians 15:33) when reasoning with
others out of The Holy Scriptures? Will we not give an account for that?

"These were More Noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they​
Received The Word With All Readiness Of Mind, and Searched​
The [ Written ] Scriptures Daily, whether those things were so."​
(Acts 17:11)​

How many or how few of us, are like the noble Bereans?:

"And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an​
eloquent man, and mighty in The Scriptures, came to Ephesus."​
(Acts 18:24)​

Do we really have to depend on 'trained' theologians (who Disagree with
each other), or, Is 'This Might' also for any of us ignorant and unlearned
men? (Acts 4:13)

"For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing​
[showing] By The Scriptures That JESUS Was CHRIST." (Acts 18:28)​

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Part IV - man's responsibility toward The Word Of God, According To
The Revelation Of The Mystery, From Christ's Instructions From Heaven

continued:

Are we not All supposed to exalt and glorify our LORD And Saviour?

What Saith The Scriptures?

“Exalt ye The LORD our God…” (Psalms 99:5, 99:9)​
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“And that the Gentiles might glorify God for [ His ] Mercy;​
As It Is Written, For this cause I will confess to Thee among​
the Gentiles, and sing unto Thy Name.” (Romans 15:9)​

How is that even possible If we question, add to, subtract from,
water down, and deny His Pure, Holy And Preserved Word?

Saint Paul commends us To Whom and What? For What
Reasons? Or are we becoming “expert at tearing down?”:

“And now, brethren, I commend you to God, And To THE WORD​
Of His GRACE, Which Is Able To build you up, and to give you an​
inheritance among all them which are sanctified.” (Acts 20:32)​

Again, How can we separate God, The Living Word From His Written Word,
When They Both Are Necessary To Do The Above?

If we are among the sanctified Of God, would not tearing down be
“bad works = loss of reward” At The Judgment Seat Of Christ?
(1 Corinthians 3:8-15)

Isn’t God’s Word Of GRACE Plainly And Clearly Revealed From Christ,
To Paul, for us, In Romans Through Philemon, For our building up?

”Now our LORD JESUS CHRIST Himself, and God, even​
our Father, Which Hath Loved us, and Hath Given [us]​
Everlasting Consolation and Good Hope Through GRACE,​
Comfort your hearts, and Stablish you in Every Good Word​
and work.” (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17)​

Thus:

“All Scripture Is Given By Inspiration [ Breathed ] of God,​
and Is Profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,​
for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may​
be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”​
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)​

Would not This Biblically Confirm Christ's earthly (now Written) Statement:

"...man shall live By Every Word That​
Proceeded [ Breathed Out ] From God's Mouth"?​

In God's Light Of All This, do all of us have, From The Written Word, the
“hearing of faith”?:

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing​
By The Word Of God.” (Romans 10:17)​
“This only would I learn of you, Received ye The​
Spirit by the works of the law, or By the hearing of faith?”​
(Galatians 3:2)​
“He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and​
worketh miracles among you, doeth He it by the works​
of the law, or By the hearing of faith” (Galatians 3:5)?​

Q: If The Completed 'Written Word' Is Every Word Of God, Recorded for and
Speaking To us, so we can "live By All Of Them," then why would some say we
should wait around, hoping for an 'audible voice,' and still others say we can be
For Christ, but don't even 'need a Confusing book written by men' (Against His
Written Word!), which makes another wonderment?:

How is one able to say one is Forgiven and For Christ, and then be Against
His Written Word, Where It Is Taught His ALL-Sufficient BLOOD Is For
The Forgiveness Of ALL sin?

Praying hopefully some of us have been encouraged to take our responsibility to
heart, and God will Grant us Divine Help and Power To fulfil said responsibility,

And then, According To The Written Scriptures:

"...speak thou the things which become sound doctrine" (Titus 2:1)

Amen.
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Conclusion = Praise, Honor, Glory, and Thanks Be Unto Him, That BOTH:

The Living Word (Christ), And His Written Words Of Eternal Life, Are

God’s Greatest Gifts To us.​

And, “Never The Twain shall be Divided!” Amen?​
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LORD JESUS, thank You For Your Precious Words Of Life, and For
Your
Grace, Peace, And JOY we have found in believing All Of Them!
 
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Update To:

Part IV-b - man's responsibility toward The Word Of God, According To
The Revelation Of The Mystery, From Christ's Instructions From Heaven!

Precious friends, please Add this 'Precious Gem' to the above Section, as it was
overlooked in the original study:

"And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and​
glorified The Word of The Lord: and as many as were​
ordained to eternal life believed." (Acts 13:48)​

Thanks, and please be Very Richly Encouraged And Edified In God's:

Inexhaustible 'Mine of Precious Gems!'
Amen.