Understanding The Bible
STUDY REFERENCE
W. W. RUGH, "Christ In The Tabernacle"
2nd Printing of 1912 Devotional Guide
Part 24 - Typical Teaching of the Tabernacle
"How to Use the Word of God"

W. W. Rugh, Bible Institute of Philadelphia
40 Page Printed Devotional Guide
1st Edition 1912

How to Use the Word of God

We may use His precious word as:

  1. A Mirror to show us what we are by nature, and what we may be by grace. James 1:21-22; 2 Corinthians 3:18.

  2. A Laver to cleanse us from any defilement in walk or service Psalms 119:9; Ephesians 5:26; 1 John 1:9.

  3. A Lamp to guide our feet in God's way. He has given us two guides to reveal His way to us and to help us to walk in it, His word and His Spirit. Psalms 119:105; 2 Peter 1:19; John 16:13; Romans 8:14;Galatians 5:16-18, 22-25.

  4. Milk,

  5. Bread, and

  6. Meat to nourish and build up the new man within. 1 Peter 2:1, 2; Matthew 4:4; Hebrews 5:12-14.

  7. Honey to satisfy our hearts. Psalms 19:7-10; 119:103; 81:16; Ezekiel 2:8-10; 3:1-3.

  8. Gold to enrich us in the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord. 2 Peter 1:1-11; Psalms 19:10; Proverbs 8:10; 2:1-8; Hosea 4:6.

  9. A Sword to give us victory over Satan. Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12; James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:8, 9.

  10. A Fire and a Hammer to equip us as workers to convict and to break stony hearts, and

  11. to warm and build up believers. Jeremiah 23:29; Luke 24:32; 1 Peter 2:5; 4:8.

  12. Seed to beget souls. Matthew 13:1-32; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23; Psalms 126:6
     

By W. W. RUGH, Associate Dean, Bible Institute of Pennsylvania
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