Pastor Tim Romero
Isaiah 28:9–10 (ESV): 9 "To whom will he teach knowledge, and to whom will he explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, those taken from the breast? 10 For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little."
It's been said that a Bible that is falling apart belongs to a person who is not. The Word of God is the most valuable tangible asset the Lord has given us! It is alive and active and sharper than any two-edged sword piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart (Heb 4:12). Commit yourself to the whole counsel of God, study it verse by verse, line upon line and you will be a whole Christian.
When Isaiah was teaching the people of Judah he was mocked and considered a teacher for children for he gave the word verse by verse, line upon line, precept upon precept. The mature men of Judah wanted a deeper lesson. How absurd! The Word itself is so deep that we could never come to the end of it and yet it is also simple enough that even children can understand it.
The best way to teach and learn the Word of God is precept upon precept, line upon line for it provides a simplistic yet comprehensive understanding of who God is and what He is about. Topical teachings are fine but a true student of the Word must go verse by verse to have a handle on the entirety of the Word. Paul, speaking to the elders at Ephesus, said "I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27)." You can only say that if you have gone through the entirety of the Scriptures. Study the Word to show yourself approved (2 Tim 2:15). Amen?
Father, we thank You for Your Word! It is profitable for teaching, reproof, correcting, and training in righteousness (2 Tim 3:16). Let us commit ourselves to every jot and tittle. As we study verse by verse, line upon line, precept upon precept reveal Yourself to us in profound simplicity that we might be able to give back out that which we receive we pray in Jesus name, amen.