The Source of Righteousness
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The Source of Righteousness

The inability of human wisdom to produce right living was reaffirmed in my thinking as I read a contemporary psychiatrist’s book on how to overcome depression. The doctor’s first suggestion was to shout “Cancel!” every time you have a negative thought. She also recommended playing a tape recording of positive messages while you sleep at night and listening to positive music during the day. Keep Reading

Fearing God
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Fearing God

In the Old Testament, to fear God was to view Him with reverential awe and to bow to His sovereign authority. In Psalm 34 David wrote, “Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. Who is the man who desires life, and loves length of days that he may see good? Keep Reading

Obeying God’s Commands
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Obeying God’s Commands

It isn’t popular these days to speak of God’s Word as a book of commandments. Commands imply law, and we’re accustomed to grace. But the fact is, both the Old and New Testaments contain many commandments that all God’s people are to obey. Keep Reading

Gaining True Wisdom
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Gaining True Wisdom

David’s characterization of God’s Word as “the testimony of the Lord” (Ps. 19:7) speaks of its role as God’s witness to who He is and what He requires of us. In addition, it’s a “sure” witness. That means it’s unwavering, immovable, unmistakable, reliable, and trustworthy. Keep Reading

God’s Transforming Word
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God’s Transforming Word

Many today doubt the power of Scripture in dealing with the deeper aspects of the human heart and mind. The Bible may be helpful for certain superficial or “spiritual” problems, they say, but it’s too simplistic and inadequate for the more complex psychological issues of modern man. The truth is, however, the best psychology can do is to modify external behavior. It cannot redeem and transform the soul. Only God can do that through the power of His Word. Keep Reading

A Psalm of Sufficiency
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A Psalm of Sufficiency

King David was a man of stark contrasts. He knew the humility of shepherding a flock and the prestige of reigning over a nation. He experienced glorious triumphs and bitter defeats. He sought after God, yet also suffered immense guilt and pain from immorality and murder. That led to even his own son’s seeking to take his life. Some of his psalms reflect great hope and others despair. But through it all he continued to look to God, being assured of God’s sovereignty and the sufficiency of His divine resources. Keep Reading

Submitting to Divine Authority
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Submitting to Divine Authority

We might assume that those who affirm the inspiration, inerrancy, and infallibility of God’s Word would automatically submit to its authority. But that isn’t always the case. Even those who hold to a high view of Scripture sometimes fail to obey it. We need to be reminded that the authority of God’s Word isn’t simply a doctrine to be affirmed but a priority to be pursued. Keep Reading

Trusting God’s Word
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Trusting God’s Word

Infallibility refers to the truth of Scripture as a whole, whereas inerrancy focuses on the accuracy of every single word. Like inerrancy, infallibility is grounded in the character of God. God cannot lie and does not change (1 Sam. 15:29). He is thoroughly consistent in everything He does, and His Word reflects those characteristics. The psalmist wrote, “The sum of Thy word is truth, and every one of Thy righteous ordinances is everlasting” (Ps. 119:160). Paul said, “The Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good” (Rom. 7:12). Keep Reading

Rallying Around the Word
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Rallying Around the Word

The term inerrancy conveys the belief that the original writings of Scripture are wholly true in everything they teach—whether doctrine, history, science, geography, geology, or any other discipline or knowledge. It also applies to accurate copies of those original writings. Keep Reading

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