Instruction In Righteousness
Do you want instruction in righteousness and where do you get it?
2 Timothy 3:16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Is the Bible your source of instruction? Do you get instruction directly from the Bible or from some indirect source? Does your source get it from the Bible? Does your source agree with the Bible? Does your source omit parts of the Bible? Does your source misinterpret some of it? Does your source mix falsehood in with truth? Does your source live according to Biblical instruction? Is your source filled with the Spirit? We need to be very discerning about our sources of instruction. Do you study the Bible for yourself to know if your source is accurate? There can be many sources of Biblical instruction but there is only one Bible. Some indirect sources may be helpful. A Biblical church, a Biblical Pastor, teachers, friends, mentors and examples, your parents if they know the Bible, your conscience if you know the Bible, your meditation if you know the Bible, etc. Our instruction in righteousness MUST have the Bible as its first and only original source. And no source will be any help whatsoever to you if you have not received Jesus and do not have the Holy Spirit living in you.
John 1:12a: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God,
Galatians 4:6a: And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts,
1 Corinthians 2:14: But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
John 14:26: But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Acts 17:11: These (Bereans) were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Acts 20:20: And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house, 20:27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Psalms 19:7: The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
Matthew 4:4: But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Isaiah 55:11: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Psalms 119:105: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Proverbs 6:23: For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
Psalms 19:8: The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
Care to discuss Instruction In Righteousness with Ron?