The Use of the Bible
- is not a “grocery shelf” to pick from as you like. (Many use it that way.) The Bible is from the all-wise God and is exactly what we need and must have to follow in order to be saved (see Acts 20:32, James 1:21, II Timothy 2:15-17).
- is not a variety store to browse in and see what bargains are available. (But men treat it this way.) The Bible was given by God and instructs us as to what is right and wrong (Titus 2:11-12)
- is not a stock market to play to see if the price is what you want. (Yet some men treat it as such.) The Bible is given to use that we might know the truth about what God wants us to do (John 17:17, I Peter 1:22).
- is not a shopper’s guide from which to choose bargains of the week. (However, denominationalism or religious division is the result of this attitude.) What the Bible teaches must be believed and obeyed (John 14:23, II John 9)
- is not a convenient shop to run to when in a tight. The Bible should be followed every day since it is the only revealed Word of God and can show us the way to salvation (II Timothy 3:15-17, Acts 20:32, Romans 1:16-17)