How to Study
and Understand It
name are the sacred writings of the Bible commonly known?
unto them, Did ye never read in the Scriptures, The stone which the
builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?" Matt.
other title is given this revelation of God to man?
"And He answered and said unto them, My mother and My
brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it."
were the Scriptures given?
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God." 2 Tim.
4. By whom
were the men directed who thus spoke for God?
"For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy
men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." 2
specific instance is mentioned by Peter?
"Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled,
which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning
Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus." Acts 1:16.
does David express this same truth?
"The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and His word was in
my tongue." 2 Sam. 23:2.
therefore, did the speaking through these men?
"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in
time past unto the fathers by the prophets." Heb. 1:1.
what purpose were the Scriptures written?
"For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for
our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures
might have hope." Rom. 15:4.
what is all scripture profitable?
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for
doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
righteousness." 2 Tim. 3:16.
was God's design in thus giving the Scriptures?
"That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished
unto all good works."
estimate did Job place upon the words of God?
"Neither have I gone back from the commandment of His lips; I
have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food." Job
what evidence did Jesus base His Messiahship?
"And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He
expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning
Himself." Luke 24:27.
three general divisions did Jesus recognize as including all the writings
of the Old Testament?
"And He said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto
you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which
were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and
in the Psalms, concerning Me." Verse 44.
does God's character preclude Him from doing?
"In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised
before the world began." Titus 1:2.
is God called in the Scriptures?
"He is the Rock, His work is perfect: for all His ways are
judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is
He." Deut. 32:4.
therefore must be the character of His word?
"Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy word is truth."
test should therefore be applied to every professed teacher of truth?
"To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not
according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." Isa.
does God design that His word shall be to us in this world of darkness,
sin, and death?
word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
19. To what
extent has God magnified His word?
hast magnified Thy word above all Thy name." Ps. 138:2.
this by backing His promises with an oath based upon Himself. Heb. 6:13,14. By this He pledged and placed at stake His name, or character, for the
fulfillment of His word.
20. In what
is the true poetry of life to be found?
statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage."
21. How long
will the word of God endure?
grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand
forever." Isa. 40:8. "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but
My words shall not pass away." Matt. 24:35.
O Word of
O Wisdom from on high,
O Truth unchanged, unchanging,
O Light of our dark sky!
We praise Thee for the radiance
That from the hallowed page,
A lamp to guide our footsteps,
Shines on from age to age.
from her dear Master
Received the gift divine,
And still that light she lifteth
O'er all the earth to shine.
It is the golden casket
Where gems of truth are stored;
It is the heaven-drawn picture
Of Christ the living Word.
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