Favorite Scriptures

There are quite many Scriptures I love. I will just give some.

Exodus 33:18 (KJV) And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.

This was the prayer of Moses when he was interceding for the people of Israel. It was such a very noble prayer at the time when God’s Wrath was burning against Israel. Somehow God was touched to see Moses wanted to make God known among the heathen, he was desperate to see that God’s Name be vindicated as righteous and holy and supreme and this won God’s approval.

Psalms 27:4 (KJV) One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.

This is like the above verse: desiring to see God’s Glory, but in a different context. This time, David was under persecution. And what was his solution? Worship and deep communion with God.

Psalms 51:17 (KJV) The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

David was repentant, and he acknowledges thay sometimes God may reject a superficial offering. But a true repentant heart is something that God desires and would always delight in.

Isaiah 66:1-2 (KJV) Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

God is so much Majestic, His presence could not be contained. Yet, to our amazement, He desires to commune with the humble and obedient.

Proverbs 27:5-6 (KJV) Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

If we love truly our brethren or friends, rebuke is necessary.

2 Corinthians 3:18 (KJV) But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

We become what we behold and cherish in our hearts; and thus, we become Christlike when we cherish Him in our hearts, looking at His beauty.

John 17:24 (KJV) Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

Jesus’s prayer for the saints, which is maybe the grandest of all, that we may see in fullness His Glory.

Revelation 21:4 (KJV) And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

The revelation of heaven, the things that are beyond what the saints could ever imagine, are waiting for us. Let us be faithful and vigilant for the Lord!

Why I (Try to) Read the Bible Everyday

I should read the Bible every day, especially that I am serving Him for years, and at the moment I am serving Him full time.

This past two weeks, I have been reading a lot of Scriptures every day. However, prior to that, a month ago and some months ago, I have been only reading it a bit, maybe once or twice a week. And it was a disaster.

As a believer I would attest with all my heart that it is really God’s Word, by that I mean the only God’s Word. We are so blessed that the Only Creator and Lover of mankind has left for us His very own words! But very few people appreciate that. In fact many people doubt that the Bible really is God’s Word.

Let me state some reasons why the Bible is God’s Word and that there is no other:

First, the Bible is Alive, it changes lives. I mean, countless lives. Reading and applying it in everyday life provides strength to the weak, wisdom to the confused, salvation to the lost, and healing to the sick. No other psychology or self-help books can do this.

Second, the Bible is Reliable, its history record is perfect. Credible historians, Christian or not have testified again and again that the Biblical Record of human history is accurate and without any error.

Third, the Bible is Prophetic, its prophecies were fulfilled and are being fulfilled. The Bible contains more than three hundred prophecies regarding the Messiah Jesus Christ alone, and all of them were fulfilled, and that is a miracle in itself. And there are many other prophecies concerning different areas, which were fulfilled. Many still are to be fulfilled concerning the end times.

Fourth, the Bible is Harmonious, its sixty-six books do not conflict. The Bible is written in a span of more than fifteen hundred years by more than forty authors, signifying that it has One Ultimate Author as the books contain a unified message of God’s Glory and Man’s Redemption without any conflict.

Fifth, the Bible is Indestructible, countless attempts to destroy it failed. Kings, Emperors, Politicians, nations, and Satan himself tried to destroy it but they all failed miserably. The Bible is still the best-selling book of all time.

Now, let me state my personal reasons why I try my best to read the Bible everyday:

First, I get to know God better thru the reading of the Bible. This is maybe my most important reason. Bible reading cause me to know my God and Savior more. It draws me closer to Him, and it brings intimacy to our relationship.

Deuteronomy 31:12 (KJV) Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law

1 John 1:3 (KJV) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

Second, it guides me. If I want to ask God about anything in life I have two basic options, prayer and Bible reading. God’s wisdom and counsel are found in the Bible.

Proverbs 4:4-6 (KJV) He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.

James 1:5 (KJV) If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Third, it sanctifies me. The Bible shows my errors, and tells me the right ways in all things. It provides detailed instructions on the direction to go towards holiness.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJV) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

That the man of God may be perfect

Psalms 119:9 (KJV) Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

Fourth, it strengthens my faith. The Bible feeds my soul in my daily walk in life as a Christian. I do not rely on emotions and feelings, but in the Biblical Faith in my walk in life.

Romans 10:8 (KJV) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

Romans 10:17 (KJV) So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Matthew 4:4 (KJV) But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Fifth, the Bible is the best Christian Worker Handbook. Thru the Bible I get to know how to serve God in the most God-glorifying way.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJV) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

I will age and God willing attain an old age but my need for the Bible well never cease for the Word stands forever.

Psalms 119:89 (KJV) For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

Why we need the New Testament

Why the New Testament is relevant and needed today is a very good thought to ponder. The New Testament in invaluable to the Bible as a whole, and to the Christians. Without the New Testament, God’s Revelation to man will not be complete, and without it, the saints will not fully understand nor realised God’s purposes.

Why the New Testament is needed:

The New Testament is God’s Revelation about the New Convenant which is superior to the Old Covenant. The Old Covenant highlights the Law which God gave to Moses as a means of appeasing God’s anger and coming back to God. However, history reveals that it is never sufficient, for man could not and could never fulfill his obligations. The New Convenant is the superior one, highlighting the sacrifice of Jesus as God’s Lamb as a way of bringing man to God.

The New Testament brings God’s Redemptive Plan to man in completion. Having the Old Testament alone is not complete. Genesis 3:15, the seed of God’s Redemptive Plan will never be realised or understood without the New Testament. New Testament brings this to light and confusion is removed.

The New Testament fulfilled the expected Messiah from the Old Testament. The prophets prophesied more than 300 prophecies about the Messiah. All of Israel was waiting for His Coming. In the Gospels from the New Testament, the waiting has come to an end and almost all the prophecies were fulfilled, and the remaining few will be realised on His Second Coming.

The New Testament gives the final information on how God will put the end to evil, and bring Glory to His Kingdom and to His saints. On earth, Christians are sojourners, as citizens of heaven. The New Testament, especially the Gospels and some Pauline Epistles and Revelation give the details on how God will put an end to all the sufferings of His Children, how He will put an end to Satan once and for all, and gives us the glimpses of the future Glory to come reserved to God alone and His children. And this is our present hope, as we ensure in this broken world.

The Church is so blessed today to hold in her hands the complete 66 books of the Bible. The Early Church has only access to the Old Testament and some of the Pauline and General Epistles. God’s Word is under attack and under fire today as many scholars and critics try to challenge the authenticity and authority of those 66 books. Some on the other hand try to include other books to the Bible.

Let us then all pray and use our Bibles for personal growth and for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom. In Faith we believe that the 66 books of the Bible were given to us to glorify God.


Hebrews 4:12 (KJV) For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Psalms 12:6 (KJV) The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Isaiah 40:8 (KJV) The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

The Bible is not the Authoritative Word of God

Every true believer of God believes that the Bible alone is the Word of God.

However, if I believe that the Bible is not the Authoritative Word of God, I will have these possible reasonings:

  1. There is a religious book or books out there that is/are more infallible, more relevant, more reliable, and more authoritative than the Bible itself. It must be a book of an utmost value, one that is above all spiritual books.
  2. There is a religious book or books out there that has/have been proven to be “the one” by the Church and the saints in the most length of time. Tried and tested by innumerable saints, it must be the one.
  3. There is a religious book or books or there that has/have changed more the lives of innumerable people from all races, from all times, from all cultures. Such a book has changed the worst of the sinner to the most holy of the saints.
  4. There is a religious book or books out there that has/have more persevered its destruction by its opposers. Such a book/books have survived against all malice, all the burning, all the accusations thrown against it/them.
  5. There is a religious book or books out there that has/have more given Glory to the Only Living God and the strengthening of the Church. It is a book that highlights the Sovereignty of God and the immeasurable depths of His Love and Grace. It is a book that contains all the truth to edify the saints.

Well, unfortunately, these are just hopes, nothing more. I have never found a book that in these four categories have surpassed the Bible. In fact, the Bible alone is the only book that possesses these qualities.

So, the Bible is the Authoritative Word of the Only Living God.