I love what Carl Trueman states: “Once we have turned
away from the notion of the one divine, holy author of an authoritative and
ultimately unified biblical revelation, we have lost the foundation upon which
we can build our theology in any coherent, unified way; and that move is a
profoundly profane one. Once God has, in effect, been prevented from speaking to us, we lose our ability to speak
about him. Thus, this loss of a doctrine of scripture involves the downplaying, if not the ignoring, of the
voice of the awesome and holy God; and such a move can only be made when we lose
sight of God himself.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (HCSB)
16 All Scripture is inspired by God and
is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in
righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.
Matthew 4:4 (HCSB)
But He answered, “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth
Joshua 1:8 (HCSB)
This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth; you
are to recite it day and night so that you may carefully observe everything
written in it. For then you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do.
Romans 15:4 (HCSB)
For whatever was written in the past was written for our
instruction, so that we may have hope through endurance and through the
encouragement from the Scriptures.
Hebrews 4:12 (HCSB)
For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating
as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to
judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.
1 Timothy 4:13 (HCSB)
Until I come, give your attention to public reading, exhortation, and teaching.
1 Peter 2:2 (HCSB)
Like newborn infants, desire the pure spiritual milk, so that
you may grow by it for ⌊your⌋ salvation,
Psalm 119:10-11 (HCSB)
I have sought You with all my heart; don’t let
me wander from Your commands.
I have treasured Your word in my heart so that
I may not sin against You.
Psalm 1:2 (HCSB)
Instead, his delight is in the LORD’s instruction, and he meditates on it day and night.
2 Timothy 2:15 (HCSB)
15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who doesn’t need to be
ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth.