USELESS SCRIPTURES?

If all scriptures are profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, (II Timothy 3:16) then why do many preachers ignore so many scriptures?  I am referring to the Minor Prophets, the genealogies, the sundry laws, and many other parts of the Old Testament.  Also in the New Testament many small epistles are almost ignored, and the book of revelation is only used to teach prophecy when it is so choke full of doctrine.

The following is an example of how the Apostle Paul used the old law.  For it is written in the law of Moses thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that threaded out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? or saith he it altogether for our sakes? for our sakes no doubt, this is written. (I Corinthians 9:9-10)

Here we can see that Paul understood that this old law had a higher significance and was applicable to the ministry.  God does not lie, and if his holy word says that all scripture is profitable, then it is so. Why would he give us irrelevant or useless information?  Indeed all that he has given us in his word has relevance, if only we would look deeper, we would find it so.

Human writers use "fillers" that is excessive words added just to make the book bigger.  However God doesn't use "fillers" every word written therein is for a purpose. The fact that we do not know or understand the purpose does not meant that others can’t.

I thank God that early in my Christian walk I had the privilege of being under a preacher who could take apparently useless scriptures and preach unforgettable sermons with them. Unfortunately I later learned that he was an exception and that most preachers lack this capacity and will stay in a familiar rut using a handful of scriptures over and over again. It is so sad that someone could erase all the Bible except for the gospels and a few letters and some of these preachers would never notice.

Dear preachers for a moment stop using your favorite scriptures and be courageous; stop ignoring those scriptures that you found hard to understand, they are there for your use so use them. You don’t know what to do with them? Come on do some research, study some commentaries; get a biblical dictionary, there is a lesson in those scriptures you just have to bring it out.

 Those scriptures are useless to you, because you do not know how to use them. It would be like giving some modern device to a primitive person. We know the device is useful, but to an ignorant person it is useless. If you do not know how to use some books of the Bible, it is because you are in ignorance, so get to learning about it so you can use it for the benefit of the church.

The more I study the word of God the more I realize that the Bible contains many hidden surprises, there are some scriptures that seem to give jus a minor unimportant detail but when looked closely they explain many other scriptures and you get a fuller revelation of the truth and then you go like WOW, why I didn’t see that before. It is because you were not paying attention to what you were reading and you were just reading too rapidly instead of with a purpose.

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