Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
1 Timothy 3:14
I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these instructions to you
It must be with him constantly and he must read it as long as he lives, so that he may learn to revere the Lord his God and observe all the words of this law and these statutes and carry them out.
This law scroll must not leave your lips! You must memorize it day and night so you can carefully obey all that is written in it. Then you will prosper and be successful.
Instead he finds pleasure in obeying the Lord's commands; he meditates on his commands day and night.
(Mem) O how I love your law! All day long I meditate on it.
if you seek it like silver, and search for it like hidden treasure,
"Have you understood all these things?" They replied, "Yes."
You study the scriptures thoroughly because you think in them you possess eternal life, and it is these same scriptures that testify about me,
But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word."
These Jews were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they eagerly received the message, examining the scriptures carefully every day to see if these things were so.
2 Timothy 2:15
Make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who does not need to be ashamed, teaching the message of truth accurately.
if it is exhortation, he must exhort; if it is contributing, he must do so with sincerity; if it is leadership, he must do so with diligence; if it is showing mercy, he must do so with cheerfulness.
1 Corinthians 14:3
But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouragement, and consolation.
So communicate these things with the sort of exhortation or rebuke that carries full authority. Don't let anyone look down on you.
1 Timothy 4:6
By pointing out such things to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, having nourished yourself on the words of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.
1 Corinthians 14:6
Now, brothers and sisters, if I come to you speaking in tongues, how will I help you unless I speak to you with a revelation or with knowledge or prophecy or teaching?
2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the message, be ready whether it is convenient or not, reprove, rebuke, exhort with complete patience and instruction.