King James Bible Study – The Purpose

The purpose of this KJV Bible Study – both the meetings, and this website – is to read and study together the written word of God, asking God to be our teacher and to inspire his word to our understanding, that we may search out the deep things of God (1 Corinthians 2:10) and stand in awe of his word (Psalm 119:161), and of the Word made flesh – Jesus Christ our Lord – of whom the written word testifies.  Isaiah 28:9-12 asks (and then answers):

9  Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.  10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:  11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.  12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

Concerning knowledge and understannding, in Job 32:7-8 we see the contrast between man’s wisdom, and understanding that is given by God:

7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.  8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

Concerning doctrine, Jesus told us whose it is, and that we can know it:

14 Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.  15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?  16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.  17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

Concerning us in the English-speaking world today, God has promised us his word in our tongue, with Isaiah 14:11-12 affirmed in 1 Corinthians 14:21, and demonstrated with power in Acts 2:4:

In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord. (1 Corinthians 14:21)  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:4)

Concerning rest for the weary, Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-30:

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

In this KJV Bible Study, we will learn of Jesus “precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.” (Isaiah 28:13)

Let us have ears to hear. (Matthew 11:15)