Sunday, March 2, 2014

Two Minutes With The Bible ~ The Supreme Importance Of God's Word To The Believer

The Supreme Importance Of God's Word To The Believer 

by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

The Bible will always have first place in the life of the spiritual Christian.

It is of utmost importance that we understand this, for some who feel themselves quite spiritual give much time to prayer, but little, if any, to the study of the Word. Such have actually fallen for the subtle trick of the adversary to play upon their natural human pride and cause them to exalt self and push God into the background.

In saying this we do not for one moment minimize the importance of prayer; we only stress the supreme importance of the holy Word of God. In this we are surely Scriptural, for David says, by inspiration:
“For Thou hast magnified Thy Word above all Thy name” (Psa. 138:2).
Of those who would still object and place first emphasis upon prayer rather than upon the Word, we would ask one simple question: Which is the more important, what we have to say to God or what He has to say to us? There can be but one answer to this question, for obviously what God has to say to us is infinitely more important than anything we might have to say to Him. Our prayers are as fraught with failure as we are, but the Word of God is infallible, immutable and eternal.

Yet some, having fallen for one of Satan’s “devices” and feeling quite spiritual about it, are like the talkative person to whom one listens and listens, occasionally nodding his head, but receiving little or no opportunity to “get a word in edgewise.” They do all the talking, but give little time listening to what God has to say to them.

To the Reader:
Some of our Two Minutes articles were written many years ago by Pastor C. R. Stam for publication in newspapers. When many of these articles were later compiled in book form, Pastor Stam wrote this word of explanation in the Preface:
"It should be borne in mind that the newspaper column, Two Minutes With the Bible, has now been published for many years, so that local, national and international events are discussed as if they occurred only recently. Rather than rewrite or date such articles, we have left them just as they were when first published. This, we felt, would add to the interest, especially since our readers understand that they first appeared as newspaper articles."
To this we would add that the same is true for the articles written by others that we continue to add, on a regular basis, to the Two Minutes library. We hope that you'll agree that while some of the references in these articles are dated, the spiritual truths taught therein are timeless.


Simply Linda said...

How very right your post is. Blessings

Patsy said...

Absorption of Bible Doctrine today, tomorrow, the next day and the next! If we know the Word of God it will save us from many fears of the day.
Thank you for posting the Word.

linda eller said...

I have come in contact the people who talk and talk and do nothing. It is those quiet, go about their business, good people who 'pay it forward' that really counts.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Pam, it amazes me when people say, "In my opinion..." when, if they are Christians, their opinion means less than a pagan's opinion. A Christian should have a Biblical viewpoint, not a world viewpoint.
P. S. I am SO guilty of saying "IMO". lol.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this. I hope you two have a very nice week ahead.

White Lace and Promises said...

No way to really hear from God without the study of the Word. He speaks most often through HIS word. Many times with prayer we are doing all the talking. When I'm in need of hearing from HIM, I must dig into HIS word.

linda said...

Wanted to say I am hoping you are feeling better by now, and also, thank you so much for passing the word along about my blog mess! Several have told me you gave them a 'heads up'....