In the Bible are found the only safe principles of action. It is a transcript of the will of God, an expression of divine wisdom. It opens to man’s understanding the great problems of life, and to all who heed its precepts it will prove an unerring guide, keeping them from wasting their lives in misdirected effort. But what are the true purpose of the scriptures?
For what purpose were the word of God written?
“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” Rom 15:4
Answer: For our learning
For what is all scripture profitable?
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” 2 Ti 3:16
Answer: for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness
What was God’s design in thus giving the scriptures?
“That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Ti 3:17
Answer: Perfect throughly furnished unto all good works.
What does God design that His Word shall be to us in this world of darkness, sin, and death?
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” Psa 119:105
Answer: Lamp and Light
God has provided abundant means for successful warfare against the evil that is in the world. The Bible is the armory where we may equip for the struggle. Our loins must be girt about with truth. Our breastplate must be righteousness. The shield of faith must be in our hand, the helmet of salvation on our brow; and with the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, we are to cut our way through the obstructions and entanglements of sin.