March 8, 2008

The Function of Scripture

Posted in Scriptures at 8:45 am by 1thing2think

2 Tim 3:16 (NIV)
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

There were four functions of the scripture usefulness: To Teach, To Rebuke, To Correct, and to Train in righteousness.

In John 5:39 (NIV)
You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me,

The scriptures were also testify about Jesus (you in this phrase refers to the pharisees).

When Jesus was on earth, he does all the things that the scriptures has prophesied. He taught many of the truth, He rebukes the pharisees and His disciples, He corrected the mindset of others (Kingdom of Heaven mindset) and trained His disciples for the works of righteousness.

All of these were written in the scriptures (either old and new testaments), as it’s our task to dig deep into the scriptures, and we’ll gain more from it.

Romans 15:4
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

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