Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Psalm 119:130

The Light Of Scripture
By Pastor Dr. Ronnie W. Wolfe

The word of God must enter into us before it can have any affect upon us. The Bible calls this word given to us "the engrafted word." James 1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

The Gospel must be received in order to be affective in our lives -- 1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

This received or entered into us gives us light, the light of the glorious Gospel (2 Cor. 4:4; 1 Tim. 1:11). That is how we are the light of the world (Matt. 5:14), and that is how the gospel is a light unto the Gentiles (Acts 26:23).

The psalmist describes this reception and this light in different words in the following part of the verse as "it giveth understanding to the simple." The word of God is said to be perspicuous, which means that it is understandable. This is a great doctrine in Theology. It does not mean that we can understand everything in the Bible, but it does mean that the basic truths of the Bible can be understood by the simplest mind, the otherwise uneducated, and even the small child. This is the beauty of Scripture. This is light!

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