Sunday, January 16, 2011

NOTES FROM MY BIBLE-CHARLES WOODRUFF

I was recently looking at some flyleaf notes in one of my older Bibles; a Cambridge Wide Margin KJV which I purchased in 1970. I thought I would share them with you. I am not sure where they were gleaned from. Some are my originals, but most borrowed. Thanks! (It has been 41 years, so I have made slight revisions and corrections, but it is essentially the same).

A good rule of interpreting this book is: take it literally wherever possible. If symbolic, figurative or typical language is used, then look for the literal truth it intends to convey.

Remember, All scripture is given by inspiration of God (See 2 Timothy 3:16). 42 different men were moved on by the Holy Ghost to write these lines over a period of 1600 years or more
(2 Peter 1:20, 21). It is a harmonious and continuous narrative.

Jesus did not come all the way from heaven to die just for what we are doing (sins). He came primarily to die for what we are (sinners). See Romans 5:8.

In spiritual matters, God will have nothing to do with anything He did not originate, or sustain, or that does not bring glory to Jesus Christ.

My promise:
“For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly” (Psalm 84:11). Is it also yours?

The old nonexistent “Bible Verse” that is quoted “God helps those who help themselves” is untrue. Many help themselves to things that are sinful, and God does not help them. However with scripture to back us we can say “God helps those who humble themselves”
(See 2 Chronicles 7:14).

Even the wrath of man is yoked to the chariot wheel of God’s decrees---Edward Dennett. (See Exodus 9:16 and Romans 9:16,17).

Every sermon we hear, and every time we read God’s word, we should ask Him to give us a message; or at least a word, or a thought. Something of personal benefit to carry with us in life.

Lord, Let Richard Baxter’s words be mine; “I preached as never sure to preach again, a dying man to dying men”

2 comments:

mblordi.com said...

Those are a lot of good thoughts, Charles! Whenever I write or teach, I take the verse from Job as my guide. We read that when God shows up in response to all of the remarks of Job's friends, his first words were, "Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge?"

That is my prayer before I write or share God's message with anyone. May they never be words without knowledge!
Marianne

charles said...

Yes Marianne, that is what we must do. I try to do that when writing/preaching also. As usual, you are very kind in your remarks about these modest notes. I have some more that I will place sometime, dv... Blessings to you.