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Do you Cherry pick verses? Why?


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


[What does the word “all” mean to you? Every last scripture can be used to help you and others. Why do you cherry pick verses]?

2 Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.


[If you only select those verses you like, how can you be thoroughly furnished to accomplish good works]?


Luke 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.


[How many words of God are necessary to live? By “every” word of God, not just some. Eternal life is what is meant here, not temporary, flesh life].


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


[Obey this command and study “all” of His word].


Food for thought:


There are 1189 chapters and 31,102 verses in the King James Version Bible:


To hear or read the Bible in one year, you would have to cover 85+ verses each and every day. Does anyone study that much? Possibly, but it would not be common.


You must hear at least 12 verses on Sunday of each and every week for 50 years to complete the Bible. That is, assuming you want to complete it, you go to the same church and you have Pastors that teach the whole Bible. Think it could be done? Maybe, but not likely.


How many verses do you hear, read or study in one week? Hinges on if you rely on others or yourself.


If you only hear 2 per week, it would take 299 years to cover the complete Bible.


If you only hear 3 per week, it would take 199 years to cover the complete Bible.


If you only hear 4 per week, it would take 149 years to cover the complete Bible.


The majority of Christians (57 percent) only read their Bibles four times a year or less. Only 26 percent of Americans said they read their Bible on a regular basis (four or more times a week). Pathetic numbers to say the least. Bible illiteracy is rampant. I wonder why?


Are you starting to get the picture? It is a huge amount of reading and studying, but easy to accomplish if you just do it. But sadly, not many even give it a try. Attempt to do it with as much understanding as possible, asking for God's wisdom if necessary [James 1:5]. If you expect to complete it during your lifetime, you can only learn what is in God's Word if you study it yourself, everyday. It is mathematically impossible to hear all of the Bible in one lifetime if you are hearing only a few verses each week.


How can you know what is in His Word, if you don't study it yourself, frequently and sufficiently? Not studying yourself leaves you susceptible to deception (this includes Preachers). Don't want to be deceived; then get busy studying! The Bible is not a novel you read for entertainment. You try to read and study it with understanding, to help you in this life and the afterlife. It is prophecy and history, in other words, He tells us what has happened and exactly what will happen. Let the numbers above guide you to the right way. Do you follow the crowd [majority] or do you truly follow God [minority/don't follow the crowd]? Read Revelation 12:9 and 13:14. Plain and simple. Keep studying, all of it my friends. See 2 Timothy 2:15 above, it tells us what to do and why.


Sufficiently = with as much understanding as possible.


You'll never get a complete picture by cherry picking a verse here and there. Study it “all” on your own. What is the famine for in the end times? See Amos 8:11 for your answer.

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