Thinkable Thoughts About Biblical Truths

                                            
                                          Collected by Virgil V. Reeve, M.Div.

 Quotable Quotes Contents Below:

                      [1] Quotable Quotes
                      [2] Controversial & Unpopular Realities About God’s Word:
                      [3] Bible Reading Times
                      [4] Bible Reading For All the Right & Wrong Reasons                                        
                      [5] Review the list of 21 "FACE BOOK" quotes from our "STUDIED BIBLE
                              Facebook Website if you are willing to be motivated to make                   
                              a fresh start to do serious Bible Research to become like Christ. 

[1] Quotable Quotes: 

& "The BIBLE is actually Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth."
& "Have you ever read My # 1 Best Seller?   There will be a test!"  GOD.
& The Bible is the most widely translated book of all time.  Question: How many ever read and apply it to their lives?
& “Books can never teach the use of books.” But the Bible can teach you about itself!
& “A Bible on the shelf is worthless. A Bible being read and applied is priceless!”
& "A child of God will never become a man or woman of God without applying the Word of God."
& "A Bible that's falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn't!"  Charles Haddon Spurgeon
& You can easily "double your Bible reading and research pleasure" --- by using two Study Bibles at the same time. 
& You can triple your Bible study pleasure --- get a friend to study with you and Jesus promised to join you to make it a Discipleship Study Bible Research trio.  (Matthew 18:20
& "The awesome miracle of Bible reading and research is that you can read the same text multiple times and see something new in it each time."  (Hebrews 4:12)
& “If you think of the Bible as God’s personal letter to you, you might end up reading it as often as you read your personal mail.”
& "An Applied Bible that changes our mind and heart (Psalm 119:11; Romans 12:2) is the only treasure from earth that we can take with us into heaven. Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth."

& "If you read your Bible with the same eagerness that you check face book and e-mail each moment of the day, you would be a transformed and Christ-like person --- a genuine disciple of Jesus Christ."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               &"If you utilized your Bible like you do your "Smart Phone" you would always know where your are, both now........ and for eternity." 

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[2] Controversial & Unpopular Realities About God’s Word:

  • D.L. Moody’s notorious quote:  “This Book (the Bible) will keep you from sin.  Sin will keep you from this Book.” [See 1 Corinthians 2:14]  [Not everyone in our current "politically correct" culture agrees with this quote. Ever wonder why?]
  •  The “World’s Best Seller” is at one and the same time, “The World’s Least Read.”
  • Christ promised a blessing for reading His Word,  Matthew 5:6; John 5:39;  Revelation 1:3 Question:  What blessings are being withheld when we neglect God’s Word?
  • Christ warned that His Word will be our Judge.  Romans 2:5-8 & 14:12; Acts 10:42 Question:  How do we feel about that?
    [3] Bible reading times:
  • Out loud = 70 hours and 40 minutes
  • Old Testament = 52 hours and 20 minutes
  • New Testament = 18 hours and 20 minutes
  • Psalms = 4 hours and 28 minutes
  • New Testament Luke = 2 hours and 43 minutes
  • A church in Scotland reading marathon = 62 hours 55 minutes

[4] "Bible Reading For All The Right & Wrong Reasons."

How can one possibly read the Bible for the WRONG REASONS?
                       (Have you ever done any of the following?)
1. Reading the Bible to gain God's favor for selfish or status reasons.
2. Reading the Bible to impress other people with our spirituality.
3. Reading the Bible just to be able to boast about the achievement.
4. Reading the Bible to become an authoritative answer man.
5. Reading the Bible to be able to quote it as a judge of another's actions.
6. Reading the Bible to polish up our control techniques in order to help us manipulate people or to research Bible verses in ordeer to help us to make a point or win an argument.
7. Reading the Bible when we are in a crisis with relationships, careers, or terminal situations.
8. Reading the Bible to critique or discredit it.  Looking for ways to find fault or contradictions.
9. Researching topics that will justify our questionable values or morals.
10. Reading "at least once to salve our conscience --- no more" --- "been there, done that!"
11. Using the Bible (or parts of it) in our advertizing to assure business credibility.
12. Other reasons? _____________________________________________

What are the RIGHT REASONS for reading, researching, and applying the truths of God’s Written Word?

1, It is the only truth that will survive this earth and be in heaven forever. Texts: Matthew 24:35; Isaiah 40:8; Isaiah 55:11; Psalm 119:89; Matthew 5:18; 1 Peter 1:23, 25.
2. It is commanded of us in Scripture. [See "The Bible About the Bible" Link] Texts: Psalm 119 ~ The whole chapter --- especially verses 9-18, 33-34, 44, 55-57, 62, 71-75, 89, 97, 101, 103, 105. 130, 133, 144, 148, 160, & 165; Matthew 4:3,4; Matthew 11:28-30; Matthew 28:20; Mark 2:2; John 5:38-39; John 8:31-31; John 14:15; John 15:26-17; John 17:17; Acts 6:4; 2 Timothy 1:13-14; 2 Timothy 2:2 & 15; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 2:2-3; 1 John 5:2-3.
3. God’s Word shows us the John 14:6 way to heaven, truth about heaven, and eternal life in heaven.
4. Reading God’s Word multiple times brings added insights that come into focus with spiritual growth and maturity --- truths that you never noticed on previous readings.
5. Researching and applying Scripture prepares and qualifies us to be teachers of God’s Word to our family, friends, and neighbors. 2 Timothy 2:2 & 15 [Disciples Must be DISCIPLERS!]
6. Christ promised to be present with two or three gather in His Name with His Word. Matthew 18:20
7. God’s Word provides guidance for the day-to-day decisions in life. The Bible provides light for Life's Path. Psalm 119:35, 105
8. Christ invited us to learn from Him as our Teacher when in His yoke. Matthew 11:28-30.
9. Christ asked us to search the Scriptures faithfully and sincerely. John 5:38-39
10. Christ promised that the Holy Spirit would validate the Scriptures. (John 14:13;26)

 

11. The Bible provides adequate nourishment: it is milk for the new believer (1 Peter 2:2) and meat for the mature believer (1 Corinthians 3:2).

"When the Child of God Looks into the Word of God
            and Sees the Son of God, 
    He or She is Changed by the Spirit of God
        into the Image of God for the Glory of God."
                                                                                            ~ Warren Wiersbe

2 Corinthians 3:18 ~  "All of us...can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. 
And the Lord -- who is the Spirit -- makes us more and more like him
as we are changed into his glorious image
."
NLT

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 1. "R-U" Ready for the "FINAL, FINAL TEST"… in heaven?  The only truth from earth that is admissible in heaven is found in God’s inspired Word!  Your must read and research the Bible.

  "Basic-Information-Before-Leaving-Earth!"

2. Need proof?  Matthew 24:35 ~ "Heaven and earth will disappear, but MY WORDS WILL NEVER DISAPPEAR."  Need more proof?  Meditate on  Isaiah 40:8;  Isaiah 55:11; Psalm 119:89; Matthew 5:18;  1 Peter 1:23, 25.  (This text says it all --- bottom line!  Do you qualify?)

3. Let the Holy Spirit be your guide and interpreter as you use Study Bibles for your Research  --- side-by-side.  John 16:13 ~ “When the Holy Spirit comes, He will guide you into all truth.” NLT

4. Most  quality Study Bibles include: Introductions (Vital statistics about Authorship, Date Written, Key Map, Key Texts, Overview, Outlines, Purpose)  Footnoted research from hundreds of resources,  Character Studies, Concordance,  Cross References, Charts (Gospel Harmony, In-Text Maps, Lists of Parables, Miracles, & Disciples), and valuable Indexes to many of these features.  Check your “Table of Contents” against this list.  You may want to own a Life Application Study Bible.”                                                                                  
                Visit the www.studiedbible.org  “Research Features” site for a
                 thorough discussion of the LASB  “Seven Research Features”!

5. Find interesting "Quotable Quotes" about the Bible's importance under "Background Resources" Scroll down to it. Visit www.studiedbible.org

  1. What is the difference between “Bible Study” and “Bible Research?”
  2. What is your best guess about what percent of Bible believers are also "Bible Researchers?" Select: __ 5%; __10%; __20%; __30-50%; __ 51-75%; __76-90% __Above 90%? Bible answer clue? Matthew 7:13-14. ["Research" requires Study Bibles or Bible Research resources --- commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, etc.!]

Research Study Bible recommendations:

(1)Life Application Study Bible (5 versions) [Great for "beginners" or for the "bored”!];

(2) English Standard Version Study Bible or ESV Student Study Bible;

(3) New Living Translation Study Bible and/or New Living Translation Parallel Study Bible with notes from both the LASB & NLTSB.

(4) NIVSB - 2008 Version; 5. Archaeological Study Bible (Zondervan).

[See the comparison of research features on www.studiedbible.org at "Study Bible Shopping."]

  1. Look at www.studybible.org for a list of 21st Century Study Bibles (and comparison chart) "Study Bible Shopping"! Then go to your Christian bookstore or internet source  and bring one or two home and start "mining for Gold Treasures!"

10. “R U” a Life Application Study Bible owner (5 different versions available) using all 7 Research Features? You may not know what you are missing! See www.studiedbible.org "Research Features" to check out the user friendly features. Introductions, 10 Thousand Application Ideas, 265 Charts, 200 in-text maps, etc.! Get one this week! See me in heaven
to talk about it!

11. Are U fulfilled and excited with your Bible Research habit? Double your Study Bible Research pleasure by adding a second (or more) Study Bibles. Try it! You'll love it! Visit www.studiedbible.org for suggestions under "Researched Topics - Bible"

12. A practical, user-friendly RESEARCH TIP!  Find a friend with a 5 pound well-worn “S-T-U-D-I-E-D BIBLE” with its 2 libraries in one, and ask them their “Research Secret!”  It will make their day!   They might even give you quality time to show you how one-on-one!

13. When you do Study Bible Research with two “intimate friends” Christ promised to join your trio!  Matthew 18:20 ~ “Where 2 or 3 gather in as My followers, I am there among them.” NLT

14. Remember the Doublemint advertisement “diddy”? 

    Try to sing this version:  

                 “Double your pleasure, double your fun…                                                                                                                                            Use two Study Bibles, instead of just one!”

          Sing this simple chorus …And  then TRY doing what it suggests
                        ---  you might just like or even love doing it!  

15. Two Research Study Bibles Studied really do more than double the pleasure!!

16. Study Bible research using 2 Study Bibles adds to the excitement of letting Christ be your Matthew 11:29 "Teacher."

17. Have you stopped reading the Bible simply because you feel obligated to peers, parents, or even to God? Start researching a quality “late model” (21st Century!) Study Bible along with your current Bible. Visit "Study Bible Shopping" to learn about Study Bible Research Features on the chart at www.studiedbible.org.

18. Question: Are you enjoying ALL of the FEATURES of your Study Bible – Timelines, Charts, In-Text Maps, Indexes? Learn how to RESEARCH them at www.studiedbible.org.   [I have visited with many Study Bible owners who had never ventured beyond the footnotes, cross references, or charts on the page they were studying in their personal Bible Research or study habits. Be venturesome! Be blessed afresh!  Check out the ALL the exciting and worthwhile features & charts.] 

19. Are “U” fulfilled and excited with your Bible Research habit? Double your Study Bible Research pleasure by adding a second (or more) Study Bibles. Try it! You'll love it! Visit www.studiedbible.org for suggestions under "Researched Topics - Bible"

20. In our day of "INFORMATION OVERLOAD" --- "DOWNLOAD the INFORMATION" that promises to have priority benefits and consequences --- both here and in the hereafter. Matthew 24:35




© by Virgil Reeve ~ 2010.  All rights reserved, but permission is granted for the free use where Jesus Christ is the Matthew 11:28-30 "Teacher" and the goal is: "all to the glory of God!"  1 Corinthians 10:31.