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The Clarity of Scripture (Part 2)

THE CLARITY OF SCRIPTURE Part 2

1 Corinthians 2:1-16

We invite you to join us for worship each Sunday morning at 9:30. You can also download our service at Baptist-Christian at iTunes. Last week we discovered God has designed His Bible so we can understand it. When we meet the demands of God by wanting what He wants the way He wants it, we then discover the Bible has a

III. DELIGHT SO WE CAN UNDERSTAND IT. Wayne Grudem says the clarity of Scripture means “ the Bible is written in such a way that its teachings are able to be understood by all who will read it seeking God’s help and being willing to follow it.” He states three important truths that teach us there is a delight in

  1. Reading the Bible. There is an old saying among men, “when all else fails, read the directions.” We have become so “advanced” in our assembly skills, we often think we don’t even need directions any more. Here is another thought. Do you know of anyone who ever sat down to write a letter to a loved one knowing the recipient wouldn’t read the letter? God did! And we should be thankful He did. He wrote His Bible so it reaches the motive and intents of our hearts telling us He died for our sins so we could be free of the penalty of sin! There is delight in reading that God wants to draw us so close to His heart nothing in all creation can separate us from His love.  We also find delight in reading the Bible when we
  2. Request God’s help. Read Heb. 11:6. A person must not only believe God exists, but they must diligently seek Him. Believing He exists isn’t the problem with Christians. It is the diligently seek Him part that causes trouble. Because we live in an instant society, we come to believe if we glance at Scripture once, we should have it as good as we need it. Read Deut. 4:28; Jer. 29:13; Mt. 18:12 and Luke 15:8 and you discover God means for us to seek Him with ALL our heart, mind, soul, and strength. When we read seeking with “all” God rewards us with a desire to want to learn more and more about Him. Read 2 Timothy 2:15. The word “work” there carries the idea of doing something that requires all our effort, but at the same time is exciting and delightful for us to do. One historian says the verse can be interpreted “a workman who has no cause for shame when his work is being inspected.” Any reason you would be ashamed if someone (God) inspected the work of your heart? Finally, we find delight in
  3. Responding to what God says. One of the rubs in doing what God says is the all part of God telling us to obey with all! Do you honestly think God would ask us for all if He knew we couldn’t give Him all? Where would be the delight in that? When we put all this into action in our lives and desire to be what God wants us to be the way He wants us to be, all the barriers that would stop us, become non-issues. Why? Because we know God is Faithful and True to His Word and will absolutely reward them who diligently seek Him. Henry Blackaby would say they have Experienced God. They have tasted the Word of Life and found it to be delightful. It is not too late for you to experience Him and all He has for you.

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