All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16–17, NIV 1984).
My Musings – If we’ve learned anything in the past few years, it’s be careful where you get your information. If you have the above “handbook” you might want to be extra cautious on what else is in the book. We laugh, for of course we know there is no such book. But when it comes to matters of spirituality there are all kinds of books out there that are just as suspect. Thus, it is vitally important (“above all“) that we “understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” (2 Peter 1:20–21, NIV 1984).
When it comes to blogs (yes, even mine), books or commentaries written by mere mortals, that is all they are — the “[so-called] prophet’s own interpretation.” So let’s approach them with a healthy dose of cautious skepticism. “As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!” (Galatians 1:9, NIV 1984). Strong words, but the inspired Word of God is not to be trifled with!
My Advice – “Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” (Acts 17:11, NIV 1984). I challenge you to carefully examine my (or any others’) musings to see if they are true to the text.