Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us. 2 Timothy 1:13, 14.
In these brief lines we have, The Truth Defined, The Truth Described, the Truth Defended and the Truth Deployed.
Paul defines the truth as “the form of sound words which you have heard from me.” In so doing he declares once again the absolute inspiration of the inscripturated Word of God.
Then he describes the Truth like this, “it is IN Christ Jesus.” In other words, He is the Truth incarnate. He alone could say, I am the Way the Truith and the Life, no man cometh to the father but by me. In Jesus Christ TRUTH became visible.
Then Paul exhorts his reader to Defend the Truth. Paul says, “Hold fast the form of sound words“. Defend it. Keep it, Set a guard over it. Take possession of it. Make the truth your personal possession.
And finally, there is the Truth Deployed. When Paul say we should “KEEP the Truth”, he doesn’t mean we should keep it to ourselves. In just a few verses Paul will write, the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
The goal of WWBI is to provide training so that the Truth is Defined and Described, Defended and Deployed.
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.