Bible Studies: Introduction

In keeping with the purpose of Grace and Truth website to help Christians grow in their knowledge of God through the careful consideration of God’s Word, the Holy Bible, I will begin to post the notes to different Bible Studies. In these Bible Studies I will address individual Books of the Bible to expand the reader’s knowledge and understanding of the Person and Nature of God, the nature and purpose of the material world, the nature and role of humans in God’s creation, and Man’s Relationship with God.

The Bible declares itself throughout to be the Word of God.  Whenever you read the phrase, “Thus saith the LORD…”, you have the words God spoke to the man who recorded the words. Peter affirms that, “…no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for the prophecy did not come by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” All true prophecy came directly from God to godly men, who recorded His message as He gave it.[i] In addition, God commanded Moses to record the original Ten Commandments, the entirety of the Law to the people of Israel, and the experiences of the children of Israel from the time of their enslavement to Egypt until Moses left them before their entrance into “The Promised Land”, the land of Canaan that would become the land of Israel.

Paul assured Timothy that all Scripture came from God Himself,[2] and was therefore beneficial for all teaching, correction, and the other necessities that would equip a Christian to live holy lives.

If the Holy Bible is the Word of God, as it is declared to be, then it is beneficial for us to become intimately acquainted with it by reading every book, and to diligently study it, for in it, Almighty God reveals Himself to us, allowing us to see Who and What manner of God He is, and what His purpose is for His creation.

So I invite you to join me in mining the Scriptures, the Holy Bible, and rejoice in the God Who has revealed Himself to men, and left us this treasure of His Word.

[i] Exodus 17:14, 34:27; Deu 27:3, 2Chr 26:22; Is 8:1; Jer 30:2; Hab 2:2; cf Eze 43:10

[2] 2 Tim 3:16-17: “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, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”