What rule has God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy Him?
He answered, "Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, 'Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'?
Genesis 2:24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Luke 24:27, 44 27And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. 44Then he said to them, "These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled."
1 Corinthians 2:13 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.
1 Corinthians 14:37 If anyone thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that the things I am writing to you are a command of the Lord.
2 Peter 1:20-21 20knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. 21For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
2 Peter 3:2 that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles,
2 Peter 3:15-16 15And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, 16as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.
Deuteronomy 4:2 You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you.
Psalm 19:7-11 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple;8 the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; 9the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. 10More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. 11Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
Isaiah 8:20 To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.
John 15:11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
John 20:30-31 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
Acts 17:11 11Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
2 Timothy 3:15-17 15and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
1 John 1:4 4And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.
The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy Him.
What do the Scriptures principally teach?
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
John 5:39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me
John 20:31 But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
2 Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
Deuteronomy 10:12-13 And now Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statues of the Lord, which I am commanding you today for your good
Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
The Scriptures principally teach, what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man.
What is God?
Deuteronomy 4:15-16 15"Therefore watch yourselves very carefully. Since you saw no form on the day that the LORD spoke to you at Horeb out of the midst of the fire, 16beware lest you act corruptly by making a carved image for yourselves, in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female, 17the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the air, 18the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water under the earth. 19And beware lest you raise your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, you be drawn away and bow down to them and serve them, things that the LORD your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.
Luke 24:39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have."
John 1:18 18 No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.
John 4:24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth."
Acts 17:29 29 Being then God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man.
1 Kings 8:27 27"But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you; how much less this house that I have built!
Psalms 145:3 3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.
Psalm 147:5 5 Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.
Jeremiah 23:24 24 Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the LORD.
Romans 11:33-36 33Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! 34"For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?" 35"Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?" 36For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
Deuteronomy 33:27 27The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you and said, Destroy.
Psalm 90:2 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Psalm 102:12; 24-27 12But you, O LORD, are enthroned forever; you are remembered throughout all generations. 24"O my God," I say, "take me not away in the midst of my days— you whose years endure throughout all generations!" 25 Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. 26 They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, 27but you are the same, and your years have no end.
Revelation 1:4; 8 Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne,
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
Psalm 33:11 The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.
Malachi 3:6 6"For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.
Hebrews 1:12 12like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end."
Hebrews 6:17-18 17So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, 18so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.
Hebrews 13:8 8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
James 1:17 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.[a]
Exodus 3:14 14God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And he said, "Say this to the people of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'"
Psalm 115:2-3 2Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" 3 Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases.
1 Timothy 1:17 17To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
1 Timothy 6:15-16 15which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.
Psalm 104:24 24O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
Romans 11:33-34 33Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! 34"For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?"
Hebrews 4:13 13And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
1 John 3:20 20for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.
Genesis 17:1 17And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,
Psalm 62:11 11 Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God,
Jeremiah 32:17 17'Ah, Lord GOD! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.
Matthew 19:26 26But Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
Revelation 1:8 8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
Habakkuk 1:13 13You who are of purer eyes than to see evil and cannot look at wrong,
why do you idly look at traitors and remain silent when the wicked swallows up the man more righteous than he?
1 Peter 1:15-16 15but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16since it is written, "You shall be holy, for I am holy."
1 John 3:3; 5 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.
Revelation 15:4 4 Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed."
Genesis 18:25 25Far be it from you to do such a thing, to put the righteous to death with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?"
Exodus 34:6-7 6The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, 7 keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation."
Deuteronomy 32:4 4"The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice.
A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.
Psalm 96:13 13before the LORD, for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness.
Romans 3:5; 26 5But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? ( I speak in a human way.)
26It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
Psalm 103:5 5who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalm 107:8 8Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
Matthew 19:17 17And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments."
God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.