Until I come, give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching.
It shall be with him and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, by carefully observing all the words of this law and these statutes,
This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.
Mem. O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.
If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures;
“Have you understood all these things?” They *said to Him, “Yes.”
You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me;
But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.
or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation.
But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tongues, what will I profit you unless I speak to you either by way of revelation or of knowledge or of prophecy or of teaching?
What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.
I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long;
In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following.
Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.
preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.
These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.