The Scriptures Are Sufficient - Thomas Brooks [1608-1680]

"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.." 2 Timothy 3:16-17
The scriptures are sufficient...

to inform the ignorant, to confute the erroneous, to reform the wicked,

and to guide and direct, support and comfort--the godly.

Here a lamb may wade--and here an elephant may swim!

Here is milk for babes--and meat for strong men!

Here is . . .comfort for the afflicted, and support for the tempted, and ease for the troubled, and light for the clouded, and enlargement for the straitened...

Oh, how full of light, how full of life, how full of love, how full of sweetness, how full of goodness, how full of righteousness, how full of holiness...

is every chapter, and every verse in every chapter, yes, and every line in every verse!

No human writings are comparable to Scripture:

for antiquity;
for rarity;
for variety;
for brevity;
for plainness;
for harmony;
for verity.

All which should greatly encourage Christians, to a serious perusal of them.

'Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?' Mark 12:24 (if the shoe fits...)


dilove said...

Jer 15:16

Jeremiah said...

'Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.' 15:16

Anonymous said...

True. All the more we should not weave jots and tittles in where they do not exist

tom m. said...

Unfortunately though, as is most often the case, the jots and tittles that do exist have been thoroughly miswoven by the apostate 'teachers' (including especially the judaizers) of the day and must be "rightly divided"

2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.