The Bible is the groundwork of human freedom

“it is impossible to mentally or socially enslave a Bible reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.”

Horace Greeley, 19th century editor

My take: Facebook and other social media platforms, like every media, has the potential to enlighten or dim our worldview regarding the unchanging principles established by our Creator.

The inspiration of freedom which the founders of the United States were so acutely aware, did us a great service and no doubt were divinely inspired by the Holy Bible and smart enough to incorporate the best of English, Roman and Greek law.

Judeo-Christian values are what makes this land special, if we don’t lose sight and abandon it, as a significant portion of the American people have.

The Word is light. Light’s larity leads to freedom.

Scripture

It’s all good

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 complete, equipped for every good work. 2nd Timothy 3:16 Esv

New Living Translation
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

RELEVANT SCRIPTURE

V16
Deuteronomy 29:29
“The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.

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

2 Peter 1:20-21
Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture comes from the prophet’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever brought about through human initiative, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit

V17

1 Timothy 6:11
But you, O man of God, flee from these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.

2 Timothy 2:21
So if anyone cleanses himself of what is unfit, he will be a vessel for honor: sanctified, useful to the Master, and prepared for every good work.

Titus 1:16
They profess to know God, but they deny Him by their actions. They are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for any good deed.

Hebrews 13:21
equip you with every good thing to do His will. And may He accomplish in us what is pleasing in His sight through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

SELECT COMMENTARY

Matthew Henry: Those who would learn the things of God, and be assured of them, must know the Holy Scriptures, for they are the Divine revelation. The age of children is the age to learn; and those who would get true learning, must get it out of the Scriptures. They must not lie by us neglected, seldom or never looked into. The Bible is a sure guide to eternal life. The prophets and apostles did not speak from themselves, but delivered what they received of God, 2Pe 1:21. It is profitable for all purposes of the Christian life. It is of use to all, for all need to be taught, corrected, and reproved. There is something in the Scriptures suitable for every case. Oh that we may love our Bibles more, and keep closer to them! then shall we find benefit, and at last gain the happiness therein promised by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the main subject of both Testaments. We best oppose error by promoting a solid knowledge of the word of truth; and the greatest kindness we can do to children, is to make them early to know the Bible.

MY PONDERING

Yes, I understand some of the Bible may seem to us as odd, strange and archaic as it was written over thousands of years to different cultures in societies we are not familiar with yet the core is clear, Jesus is there. He was concealed in the OT but most glorious revealed in the NT.

Let’s not get caught up in trivialities, lost in future prophecies nor mired by different translations or the original versions for it was all God breathed and birthed. Just has the human race was brought into existence by God’s breath and still survives so does God’s Word.

The Bible is available to all who are reading this. The question I have first to myself and second to you is, do you love it?

People talk about, value and hold dear to what they love.

MY PRAYER

LORD, You know me better than I know me. Please prompt, encourage and even force me when best to embrace, uphold and do Your Word.