"The Savior and the Scriptures: Supreme"
Scripture interprets Scripture as it shines its holy light upon the theme of every word, verse, chapter and book, namely, the glory and revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ.
"Whom shall He teach knowledge? And whom shall He make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little" (Isaiah 28:9-10).
"Search the Scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and they are they which testify of Me… All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" (John 5:39; II Timothy 3:16).
When we first begin to read the Bible after becoming believers, we do not possess the knowledge or acumen to place "precept upon precept; line upon line." We require others to help us in our understanding and response, which behooves us to seek voices and pens devoted to the Lord Jesus and His Word.
Our determination and goal as time passes involves becoming knowledgable enough to personally implement the coordination of verses and passages whereby we glean truth about Christ, ourselves, others, and the work of God in His world. Of course, we continue to benefit from those called to communicate the Scriptures, including preachers, teachers, and authors who "labor in the Word and in doctrine" (I Timothy 5:17). We seek to avail ourselves of those who give every evidence of loving devotion to the Person and Word of God. Moreover, we run for our lives from voices and pens who do not constantly reflect and affirm the supremacy of the Savior and the Scriptures. Again, the living Word Christ and the written Word the Bible form the parallel tracks of Truth whereupon the train of God's redemptive work in the world races to its destination of glory. "The Word was made flesh… Thy Word is truth" (John 1:14; 17:17).
In our loving devotion to the Savior, we do well to regularly read, ponder, believe, and apply the Biblical truth that shines with His wonder. As the years proceed, we will find ourselves prepared for growing perception of His working in our lives, as revealed and confirmed by Scriptural authority. "Line upon line, precept upon precept" will guide our determination as we better understand the synthesis of Scripture that reveals the Person and work of the Lord Jesus.
"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
"The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth."
Weekly Memory Verse
"And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love toward another, and toward all."
(I Thessalonians 3:12)