The apostle Paul instructed Timothy to, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)
Then there’s the Bereans who were commended in Acts 17:11 for not only receiving the word with readiness of mind, but they also searched the Scriptures daily whether those things were so.
In other words, we are to be students of God’s word. After all, how will we discern true from false teachings if we don’t know what the truth is?
Are you aware of the fact that the Bible is its own best commentary? So to truly understand what the Bible teaches about a subject, we need to consult all of what it teaches on it.
To help in this regard, Crosstalk welcomed Jerome Smith. Jerome is one who is passionate about teaching believers to use Scripture to interpret Scripture. He is editor of Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible and the book talked about on this broadcast, the newly revised and expanded book, The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge.
Jerome obtained one of the original 1836 editions of The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge in 1955 and studied it all the time along with his Bible. He noted numerous mistakes and listed them on the inside of the front cover. He then discovered that this book was to be reprinted and suggested that the errors be corrected and he ended up being put in charge of the new edition. Jerome said he began the project about 1965/’66 and completed it around 1988/’89. He added 100,000 additional references to make it even more helpful and corrected 4,000 places where he felt they made unjustified changes.
Jerome’s story is a fascinating one that involves two testimonies, one from his youth and what developed his great interest in Bible study, along with another involving an instance in March of ’86 when he was literally shot in the head! By God’s grace he was kept alive and completed work on The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, a 1,500 page, hardback volume that will greatly expand the usefulness of any other study aids that you use.
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