Read the Word in the new year!

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.”2 Timothy 3:16-17 esv

The puritan pastor & author Thomas Brooks displays the beautiful implications of this Scripture, (in “A Word in Season to Suffering Saints”) —

The Scriptures are sufficient . . .
to inform the ignorant,
to confute the erroneous,
to reform the wicked, and
to guide and direct, support and comfort–the godly.

Here a lamb may wade–and here an elephant may swim!

Here is milk for babes–and meat for strong men!

Here is . . .
comfort for the afflicted, and
support for the tempted, and
ease for the troubled, and
light for the clouded, and
enlargement for the straitened, etc.

Oh,
how full of light,
how full of life,
how full of love,
how full of sweetness,
how full of goodness,
how full of righteousness,
how full of holiness, etc.,
is every chapter, and every verse in every
chapter, yes, and every line in every verse!

No human writings are comparable to Scripture:
1. for antiquity;
2. for rarity;
3. for variety;
4. for brevity;
5. for plainness;
6. for harmony;
7. for verity.

All which should greatly encourage Christians, to a
serious perusal of them. “Oh, how I love your law!
I meditate on it all day long!” Psalm 119:97

turn with me daily to the Word of God!
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