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Get Biblical Understanding

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” Proverbs:4:7

As a writer who addresses biblical topics I’m constantly searching the Scriptures to find verses that help me understand what God’s Word says about a certain subject. That’s a life-long daily process for me and I would hope for everyone who is a believer in Jesus Christ.

I’ve been assembling verses for more than a dozen years that relate to certain biblical teachings in the belief that Scripture is the best interpreter of Scripture. I’ve majored in gleaning verses from the New Testament which I’ve read and reread carefully over the years for this venture. Along the way I’ve added some Old Testament verses, and continue to do so from my additional study of God’s Word. The main focus, however, is on the New Testament.

I know there are relevant verses I’ve yet to include. Nevertheless, for me personally, it’s a joyful and incredibly edifying work in progress.

I’m blessed to share with you what I’ve found in the Scriptures that hopefully will help you get a better understanding of what God has communicated. His teachings and instructions seem all the more critical now that we are in a time when sound doctrine is not being endured (2 Timothy:4:3). My prayer is that the Holy Spirit will enable all of us through His Word and by His grace to live our lives in a way that is pleasing to Him.

Throughout the duration of “Get Biblical Understanding” we will select a specific topic with many of the relevant verses. 

Whats New

Dec 03

Get Biblical Understanding # 42 - Faith

ROMANS 3:24-28 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through...
Dec 01

Get Biblical Understanding # 41 - Faith

ACTS 11:22-24 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. 23Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them...
Nov 25

Get Biblical Understanding # 40 - Faith

ACTS 3:16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
Nov 24

Get Biblical Understanding # 39 - Faith

JOHN 7:37-39 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (...
Nov 19

Get Biblical Understanding # 38 - Faith

JOHN 6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Nov 17

Get Biblical Understanding # 37 - Faith

LUKE 8:24-25 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being...
Nov 10

Get Biblical Understanding # 35 - Faith

MATTHEW 6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Nov 05

Get Biblical Understanding # 34 - Blessing

1 PETER 3:8-9 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye...
Nov 03

Get Biblical Understanding # 33 - Blessing

LUKE 24:50-51 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
Oct 29

Get Biblical Understanding # 32 - Blessing

PSALM 115:18 But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD.
Oct 27

Get Biblical Understanding # 31 - Repentance

REVELATION 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Oct 22

Get Biblical Understanding # 30 - Repentance

ACTS 11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.
Oct 20

Get Biblical Understanding # 29 - Prayer

1 JOHN 3:21-22 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
Oct 15

Get Biblical Understanding # 28 - PRAYER

HEBREWS 13:18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.
Oct 13

Get Biblical Understanding # 27 - PRAYER

COLOSSIANS 4:2-4 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: That I may make it manifest, as...
Oct 08

Get Biblical Understanding # 26 - PRAYER

ROMANS 8:26-27 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth...
Oct 06

Get Biblical Understanding # 25 - PRAYER

MATTHEW 26:41-44 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it,...
Oct 01

# 24 - GRACE

1 PETER 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
Sep 29

# 23 - GRACE

1 PETER 4:17-18 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the...
Sep 23

Get Biblical Understanding # 22 - THE GOSPEL

1 JOHN 4:9-10 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the...
Sep 18

Get Biblical Understanding # 21

2 TIMOTHY 1:10-11 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher...
Sep 17

# 20 - THE GOSPEL

PHILIPPIANS 1:27 Only let your conversation [conduct] be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the...
Sep 15

# 19 - THE GOSPEL

GALATIANS 1:3-4 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father.
Sep 03

# 18 - THE GOSPEL

ROMANS 5:1-2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Sep 01

# 17 - THE GOSPEL

In this session we’re reading many but certainly not all of the biblical verses that have to do with the Gospel. The Apostle Paul writes that he is “not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that...
Aug 20

#16 - THE HEART (continuing)

COLOSSIANS 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
Aug 18

# 15 - THE HEART (continuing)

EPHESIANS 6:5-7 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of...
Aug 13

# 14 - THE HEART (continuing)

ROMANS 10:8-11 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath...
Aug 11

# 13 - THE HEART

1 SAMUEL 13:13-14 But now [Saul] thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee.
Aug 06

# 12 - LOVE: THE CENTERPIECE OF CHRISTIANITY (conclusion)

Mark 12:29-30 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy...
Aug 03

# 11 - LOVE: THE CENTERPIECE OF CHRISTIANITY (continued)

1 JOHN 4:20-21 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his...
Jul 30

# 10 - LOVE: THE CENTERPIECE OF CHRISTIANITY (continued)

2 PETER 1:5-8 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance [self-control]; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to...
Jul 27

# 9 - LOVE: THE CENTERPIECE OF CHRISTIANITY (continued)

PHILEMON 1:5-7 Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints; That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. For we...
Jul 23

# 8 - LOVE: THE CENTERPIECE OF CHRISTIANITY (continued)

This is number 8 in our first series of “Get Biblical Understanding” In this session we’re continuing our review of many of the verses that have to do with love. There is no other biblical topic more important than this one. Therefore it is...
Jul 21

# 7 - LOVE: THE CENTERPIECE OF CHRISTIANITY (continued)

This is number 7 in our first series of “Get Biblical Understanding” In this session we’re continuing our review of many of the verses that have to do with love. There is no other biblical topic more important than this one. Therefore it is...
Jul 14

# 6 - LOVE: THE CENTERPIECE OF CHRISTIANITY (continued)

This is number 6 in our first series of “Get Biblical Understanding” In this session we’re continuing our review of many of the verses that have to do with love. There is no other biblical topic more important than this one. Therefore it is...
Jul 14

Get Biblical Understanding # 5 - LOVE: THE CENTERPIECE OF CHRISTIANITY (...

This is number 5 in our first series of “Get Biblical Understanding.” We’re continuing our review of many of the verses that have to do with love. There is no other biblical topic more important than this one. Therefore it is imperative that we “get...
Jul 09

Get Biblical Understanding # 4 - LOVE: THE CENTERPIECE OF CHRISTIANITY (...

Romans 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Romans 14:15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
Jul 07

Get Biblical Understanding # 3 - LOVE: THE CENTERPIECE OF CHRISTIANITY

It should come as no surprise then that loving God is set forth as the “first and great commandment” (Matthew 22:38). Hopefully these sessions addressing love will help us all put the emphasis on God’s love first in our lives as the Scripture...
Jul 02

Get Biblical Understanding # 2 - GOD LOVING US

Ephesians 5:1-2 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Jul 01

Get Biblical Understanding #1 - LOVING GOD/GOD LOVING US

In this first series of “Get Biblical Understanding” we’re reviewing many of the verses that have to do with love. There is no other biblical topic more important than this one. Therefore it is imperative that we “get understanding” of this...
Jun 30

Get Biblical Understanding - INTRODUCTION

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7 As a writer who addresses biblical topics I’m constantly searching the Scriptures to find verses that help me understand what God’s Word...