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  1. Every Text a Sacred Trust

  2. “Oh how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day”—Psalm 119:97.

  3. “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold”—Psalm 19:10a.

  4. “sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb”—Psalm 19:10b.

  5. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path”—Psalm 119:105.

  6. “For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life”—Proverbs 6:23.

  7. “Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word”—Psalm 119:14.

  8. “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater; so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it”—Isaiah 55:10-11.

  9. “Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord”—Jeremiah 23:29a.

  10. “and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?”—Jeremiah 23:29b.

  11. “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God”—Matthew 4:4.

  12. “The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God”—Ephesians 6:17.

  13. “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart”—Hebrews 4:12.

  14. “And out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword”—Revelation 1:16.

  15. “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord”—II Corinthians 3:18.

  16. “For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed”—James 1:23-25.

  17. “His voice as the sound of many waters”—Revelation 1:15.

  18. “Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey”—Deuteronomy 6:3, see also vv. 1-2.

  19. “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein; for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success”—Joshua 1:8-9.

  20. “But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper”—Psalm 1:2-3.

  21. “The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul”—Psalm 19:7a.

  22. “The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple”—Psalm 19:7b.

  23. “The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart”—Psalm 19:8a.

  24. “The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes”—Psalm 19:8b.

  25. “The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever”—Psalm 19:9a.

  26. “The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether”—Psalm 19:9b.

  27. “Moreover by them is thy servant warned”—Psalm 19:11a.

  28. “And in keeping of them there is great reward”—Psalm 19:11b.

  29. “My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word”—Psalm 119:28.

  30. “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life”—John 6:63.

  31. “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth”—John 17:17.

  32. “I commend you unto God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified”—Acts 20:32.

  33. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”—Romans 10:17.

  34. “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope”—Romans 15:4.

  35. “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall”—I Corinthians 10:11-12.

  36. “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, throughly furnished unto all good works”—II Timothy 3:16-17.

  37. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report….But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him”—Hebrews 11:1-2, 6.

  38. “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: but the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you”—I Peter 1:23-25.

  39. “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust”—II Peter 1:4.

  40. “ὡς ὑπηρέτας Χριστοῦ”

  41. The role: “οἰκονόμους μυστηρίων θεοῦ”

  42. The quality: “ἵνα πιστός τις εὑρεθῆ”

  43. A Christian epistemology – beyond the senses and reason.

  44. “τὰ βάθη τοῦ θεοῦ”

  45. “ὁ δὲ πνευματικὸς ἀνακρίνει [τὰ] πάντα”

  46. “ἐν τούτῳ καὶ αὐτὸς ἀσκῶ”

  47. “συνείδησιν”

  48. “ἀπρόσκοπον…πρὸς τὸν θεὸν καὶ τοὺς ἀνθρώπους”

  49. “κήρυξον τὸν λόγον”

  50. “ἐπίστηθι εὐκαίρως ἀκαίρως”