Profiting from the Word

Pink, Arthur

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The true source of spiritual nutrition to gain truth and life! A classic from one of the finest Christian writers of the twentieth century.

" There is grave reason to believe that much Bible reading and Bible study of the last few years has been of no spiritual profit to those who engaged in it. Yes, we go further; we greatly fear that in many instances it has proved a curse rather than a blessing. This is strong language, we are well aware, yet no stronger than the case calls for. Divine gifts may be misused, and Divine mercies abused. That this has been so in the present instance is evident by the fruits produced. Even the natural man may (and often does) take up the study of the Scriptures with the same enthusiasm and pleasure as he might of the sciences. Where this is the case, his store of knowledge is increased, and so also is his pride. Like a chemist engaged in making interesting experiments, the intellectual searcher of the Word is quite elated when he makes some discovery in it; but the joy of the latter is no more spiritual than would be that of the former. Again, just as the successes of the chemist generally increase his sense of self-importance and cause him to look with disdain upon others more ignorant than himself, so alas, is it often the case with those who have investigated Bible numerics, typology, prophecy and other such subjects.

"The Word of God may be taken up from various motives. Some read it to satisfy their literary pride. In certain circles it has become both the respectable and popular thing to obtain a general acquaintance with the contents of the Bible simply because it is regarded as an educational defect to be ignorant of them. Some read it to satisfy their sense of curiosity, as they might any other book of note. Others read it to satisfy their sectarian pride. They consider it a duty to be well versed in the particular tenets of their own denomination and so search eagerly for proof-texts in support of "our doctrines." Yet others read it for the purpose of being able to argue successfully with those who differ from them. But in all this there is no thought of God, no yearning for spiritual edification, and therefore no real benefit to the soul. Of what, then, does a true profiting from the Word consist? Does not 2 Timothy 3:16,17 furnish a clear answer to our question? There we read, "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, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." Observe what is here omitted: the Holy Scriptures are given us not for intellectual gratification and carnal speculation, but to furnish unto "all good works," and that by teaching, reproving, correcting us. Let us endeavor to amplify this by the help of other passages."

CONTENTS:

1. THE SCRIPTURES AND SIN

2. THE SCRIPTURES AND GOD

3. THE SCRIPTURES AND CHRIST

4. THE SCRIPTURES AND PRAYER

5. THE SCRIPTURES AND GOOD WORKS

6. THE SCRIPTURES AND OBEDIENCE

7. THE SCRIPTURES AND THE WORLD

8. THE SCRIPTURES AND THE PROMISES

9. THE SCRIPTURES AND JOY

10. THE SCRIPTURES AND LOVE

Arguably Arthur Pink's finest book, Profiting from The Word demonstrates the nourishing and life supporting effect of Bible reading (rightly done) on the believer's attitude to sin, God, prayer, good works, obedience, the world, the promises, joy and love. It’s a clear, stirring treatise for all readers, and will prove excellent for group study. Especially recommended for young believers.

About the Author: Arthur W. Pink (1886-1952) pastured churches in Colorado, California, Kentucky, and South Carolina before becoming an itinerant Bible teacher in 1919. He traveled throughout the United States and Australia before returning to his native land, Great Britain, in 1934. He originated Studies in the Scripture, a monthly magazine concerned solely with the exposition of Scripture. Many of Pink’s books were taken directly from the magazine. He took up residence on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, in his later years and remained there until his death. Many believe Pink to have been the finest Bible expositor of the twentieth century.

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Title: Profiting from the Word
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 2015
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