One of the saddest scriptures in the Bible is the first sentence of Hosea 4:6 – “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” This is something we can prevent if we’re willing to put forth the time and effort. Even though we are two days into the New Year, it is not too late to become a daily Bible reader. The link to the site of our reading is www.blueletterbible.org/dailyreading/index.cfm and you can find more details on page three of this newsletter.
It is certainly not too late to resolve to attend Bible classes on Sunday and Wednesday evenings. Every one of us has more to learn from God’s word and these are perfect opportunities. The inspired apostle Peter wrote these words in his last epistle: “but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18a; NKJV). This is an imperative or a command – not an option.
I know some of you are good students of God’s word and are always trying to dig deeper. Allow me to share a few sites I use regularly in my studies.
Some of the best commentaries available today can be found at www.resourcepublications.net You may sign up for courses on these commentaries for a modest fee. The link to this school is www.throughthescriptures.com By selecting personal choice, you can choose which book you want to study. You will receive an electronic and a hardback copy of the commentary and given 50 days to complete the course. These have proved very helpful to me and several others in the congregation.
Sometimes we all have questions about certain passages or Biblical doctrines. Or we may be seeking printed or electronic media for our study. The following may be helpful to you: