Saturday, May 21, 2016

Handle it right!

May 21

Daily Bible Reading: John 8:1 – 20

Verse of the Day: John 8:5 – “Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such: what then sayest thou of her?”

We live in a profundity of people who will quote the Scriptures to make their point. The problem? Often they will correctly quote a part of the Scriptures without maintaining the correct meaning of the passage. They are the Pharisees and teachers of the law in our culture. Paul in I Timothy 2:15 warns us that we need to be diligent in our study of the Word of God, so that we are “handling aright the word of truth.”

If we need to study the Bible to handle the Word correctly, that warns us that it can be misused. Satan misused Scripture in his temptation of Christ at the beginning of His ministry. The Scribes, Pharisees, and teachers of the law in Jesus’ day would misuse it. Tomorrow, let us consider the way to see the proper use of a verse of Scripture.

Prayer: Holy Spirit, guide my study in the sacred Scriptures so that I can be one who uses God’s Word properly. Guard me from error. I thank You that You will do this in my life. 

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