Basic Theology: Sufficiency of Scriptures Part 03
Sufficiency of Scriptures Part 03
What is lacking in the modern-day Christians?
➢ Reading the Word,
➢ Obeying the Word,
➢ Living it out,
➢ Teaching the Word, and
➢ Proclaiming the Word.
The reason for this is that they don’t understand the truth about the sufficiency of the Scriptures.
Psalms 19 and 119
David, who is the author of Psalm 19, was a man who understood the extremes, the necessities, the fluctuations, struggles, trials, troubles and tribulations of life to the degree that only few people have endured them.
David knew what it was to have his life threatened continually before becoming a king and even after that as well.
He knew what it was to have fallen into deep sin.
He knew what it was to have betrayed an enormous sacred trust.
He knew what it was to have his own children rebel against him.
He knew what it was to have fouled up marriages and distressing family circumstances.
David is a man who speaks out of the depth of human emotion, and yet finds perfect sufficiency in the Word of God.
We will divide this Psalm into three parts!
1. Knowing God through His World
2. Knowing God through His Word
3. Knowing God through Living His Way
God’s World – Verses 1-6
God’s Word – Verses 7-11
God’s Way – Verses 12-14
✓ If the Sun were as tall as a typical front door, Earth would be about the size of a nickel.
✓ The Sun is the center of our solar system and makes up 99.8 percent of the mass of the entire solar system.
✓ As a star, the Sun is a ball of gas (92.1 percent hydrogen and 7.8 percent helium) held together by its own gravity.
✓ The Sun's core is about 27 million degrees Fahrenheit (15 million degrees Celsius).
✓ The radius of the sun is 696,000 kilometres.
✓ The rotation speed of sun is 1.997 km/s, 107,000Km/H or 67,000 miles/h
Let us look at God’s Word from Verses 7 to 11.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward.
Six parameters for the Word of God
In these three verses we can see the infinite intelligence of the infinite mind of God. Absolutely surpassing and comprehensive statement on the Scripture in a very few words. The magnitude of this section of Scripture stretches us beyond any of our human ability.
Six times in these three verses we read “of the Lord.”
1. The law of the Lord,
2. The testimony of the Lord,
3. The statutes of the Lord,
4. The commandment of the Lord,
5. The fear of the Lord, and
6. The judgments of the Lord.
We can see clearly that the source of these words is from the Lord God only! Six times the covenant name of God, Yahweh, is used to identify the source of the sufficient Word.
This Psalm is nothing but God’s own testimony to the sufficiency of Scripture for all spiritual needs.