How to Study Part 3by Roy Burger on 06/23/15
How to study the Bible part 3
As Christians we are to study and grow in Jesus Christ. When we don’t we are like them in Hebrews 5: 12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
2 Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: Even though all scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, not all applies to us. An example, how many of you offer sacrifice of animals for your sins? This is scripture in the Old Testament and we put the scripture in the right place and right time. It becomes a valid doctrine. It was doctrine for the Jews under the law. Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. This is Paul writing in the New Testament, Things that were written aforetime; he was referring to the Old Testament. It is for our learning.
1 Corinthians 2: 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth *; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. When we study, we need to compare scripture with scripture for a stronger base of understanding. anyone can take a scripture out of context using it as stand alone. 1 Corinthians 10: 1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. 6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Exodus 32: 4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD. 6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. by comparing scriptures you have a better understanding of what is being said in Corinthians. When we compare, we know from the New Testament that Moses was 40 when he fled to the desert. It doesn't mention how old he was when he fled in the old Testament but does in the New. When we compare scripture with scripture, the picture is more complete plus we can validate things. We also have to be careful what the scripture doesn't say like "once saved always saved.? If this was true,we should be able to compare scripture with scripture to validate it. Watch out for Part 4