Question 1. What guidance may be obtained from a study of the Bible
Answer: Psalm 119:105 "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path."
I am so thankful to have a guide that is sure and unmistakably true that we can depend on.
Question 2. For what purpose were the scriptures given to man?
Answer: Romans15:4 "For whatsoever things were written aforetime,were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
1 Corinthians 10:11 "Now all these things happened unto them for examples and they are written for our admonition upon whom the ends of the world are come."
2 Timothy 3:16,17 "All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect. thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
The scriptures were given for our instruction and in learning the things of God and what He would love to work out in our lives.
Question 3. How were men inspired to write the these books of scripture?
2 Timothy 3;16 "All scripture is given by inspiration of God".
2 Peter 1:21 "For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of men, but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."
Question 4. How should we regard the writings of the Bible?
1Thessalonians 2:13 "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you who believe."
Notice that we must believe for the scriptures to work in and for us and thank God all the time for giving us His word to guide us.
Question 5. Why is it important for us to understand the Bible?
2 Timothy 3:15 "And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus."
Matthew 22:29 "Jesus said unto them, 'ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God.'"
The study of the Scriptures make us wise unto salvation and a lack of knowledge may cause us to misinterpret the Scriptures. That may be the reason for so many religions today. We need to be wise for our own good and eternal life. I hope you have enjoyed these Q &A. More tomorrow. Grandma Joan