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The Voice of The Bible

The Voice of The Bible

Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:16,17

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”

Reflection.

Over twelve voices communicate with us every day. I’ve only given twelve, but for the purposes of this lesson, I’d rather focus on just a few. Every minister or believer should aspire to have “the voice of the Bible” in order to carry out effective ministry.

The written Word of God is found in the Bible. It provides us all with solid guidance. God’s Word speaks in silence. What makes a voice silent? The Holy Spirit uses a group of voices known as the silent voices to lead us. They are silent in the sense that no one can be heard making any sound. However, the Holy Spirit guides us all in similar manners.

We are given the Bible as instruction for how to live our lives. Every action we take must be in accordance with God’s Word. In a broad sense, the Bible serves as the best manual for living. The Bible is a special book that offers guidance on every potential problem that might arise. Many people hold the opinion that the Bible is not a useful or timely book for today.

Every Christian today can benefit from, use, and put to use the Bible! Many Christians just want a prophecy or word of knowledge; they don’t want you to open the Bible.

Paul makes an introduction before summarizing Timothy’s journey toward becoming a minister. He recalls Timothy’s upbringing in the faith by his family and his previous steadfast service to Paul. Paul then concentrates on two main concepts. First, Timothy’s religious background ought to give him the courage to persevere in the face of adversity. Second, Timothy ought to put that bravery to use in defending the veracity of the gospel message.

More significantly, bibleref.com clarifies from their perspective that “Because all Scripture is perfect, it is “profitable” for many aspects of life. In this verse, Paul enumerates four areas. Scripture is helpful for teaching, to start. It should be used to teach people how to better understand God. Second, the Bible can be used to rebuke or reproof—that is, to expose or call attention to sin. Third, the Bible can be used for correction. Scripture both identifies sin and provides a remedy for it. Fourth, the Bible is helpful for instruction in righteousness. While training is like teaching, it places a greater emphasis on practical application. The Bible teaches us what is true, what is false, how to right the wrong, and how to apply the truth.

In conclusion, and from my point of view in line with Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, the Word of could be defined or rather explained in the following ways:

  1. The Word of God is a Light- Psalm 132:17; Psalm 119:105; John 8:12,32
  2. The Word of God is Wisdom- Psalm 119:98,99; Micah 6:8
  3. The Word of God is Understanding- Jeremiah 3:15; Hebrews 13:17; John 21:17

Let me sum up by saying that because the Shepherd (Pastor) speaks the Word of God, his voice carries the illumination, comprehension, and wisdom you require. As a result, pay attention to your shepherd (pastor) to gain insight, knowledge, and wisdom. God will guide you through your shepherd if you are a sheep. You can anticipate receiving guidance from your shepherd once you start acting like a sheep.  ….” My sheep know my voice and they follow me.”

Your shepherd will walk you through the Bible. The Bible will enter your life through the shepherd’s words. The person who serves as your shepherd is one of the surest ways God can lead you. Your pastor is the shepherd. Take your pastor’s advice with a grain of salt. They are the shepherd’s anointed words to the sheep. They offer the sheep all the instruction they require.

PRAYER.

We recognize that you are our Shepherd, Father. As a result, we won’t be lacking in anything good moving forward. As we pay attention to and follow the advice of our pastors, please grant us your illumination, comprehension, and wisdom, Amen.

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Pastor Bob.

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Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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