There are some excellent biblical text lessons on this site, based rock solid on the word of God, that which is written. Therefore, there is nothing deliberately dishonest or deceitful in these lessons. Because, we have gave good heed, and sought out, to set in order many proverbs as we could. And in doing so we sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth. So, if you notice any errors you may contact us.
HOW TO READ THESE TEXT LESSONS
The scripture references in these studies are in the order, Book, Chapter, Verse.
Example: Mark 11:23 refers to the book of Mark, chapter 11, verse 23.
Example: Jam 1:6-7 refers to the book of James, chapter 1, verses 6 to 7 inclusive.
God has laid down in his word how to obtain the truth from the scriptures. Leviticus 11:1-8 describes how to obtain "clean meat" under the law and gives the principles for us to obtain spiritually "clean meat", that is, the truth from God’s word. Two things are essential, the scripture must be rightly divided (dividing the hoof), and it must be meditated upon (chewing the cud). These scriptures need therefore to be meditated upon, so go over the same scripture over and over again, just as a cow chews the same food over and over. God is under no obligation to reveal his truth to anyone who does not do it. Reading the scriptures through without meditation is equivalent to dividing the hoof, but not chewing the cud. This is the same as eating swine’s flesh, which is unclean meat (Lev 11:7), it provokes God’s anger (Isa 65:3-4), and he will ultimately consume those that do it (Isa 66:15-17). The best way is to read the scriptures aloud over and over, because by doing this you will be seeing the words, saying the words, and hearing the words, all of which help the word to enter into your heart.
[Not every study on this sight is rightly divided. Some have additional information added from outside of the scripture. For example, the study on "Christmas" cannot be based on scripture alone, as it is not a scriptural subject. Some studies are short of using every scripture relevant to that subject, simply because of the difficulty in doing everything perfect. Nevertheless a diligent effort has been made to present enough scripture in these studies to reveal the truth when properly meditated upon.]
Secondly, study with a humble and open heart, "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble." (Jam 4:6); he is under no obligation to open the understanding of anyone who thinks that they already know it all.
Thirdly, be prepared to change your ideas if God shows you something new. "Stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry." (1 Sam 15:23), and those who stubbornly refuse to change when some new truth is revealed to them are resisting perfection. Nobody will ever make perfection unless they are prepared to change every single belief that they currently hold, when it is revealed through the rightly divided scriptures to be wrong. When Jesus returns again, he is coming for a perfect church, "a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; ... holy and without blemish." (Eph 5:27).
My prayer is that God will bless with understanding all those who approach these studies with an open and a humble heart, that we may all be part of that glorious church when the day comes.
Old Testament Book Abbreviation
Not abbreviated: Amos, Ezra, Job, Joel, Jonah, Ruth.
New Testament Book Abbreviation
Not abbreviated: Acts, Mark, Luke, John, Jude, Titus.