“The way to be filled with the Spirit is to let God’s word dwell in you richly. We will be more and more filled with the Spirit as we are more and more filled with Scripture.” (Richard B. Gaffin, Jr., The Work of the Holy Spirit, p. 31).
“. . . the Scriptures are especially serviceable for this purpose — to raise up those who are prepared by patience, and strengthened by consolations, to the hope of eternal life, and to keep them in the contemplation of it.” (John Calvin, Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, at Rom. 15:4).
“The Word of God is the sword of the Spirit, and Scripture alone is the Word of God for us…. This is the weapon God has given and, let it be remembered, Scripture, because of its sufficiency, is adequate to every controversy and to every challenge if we interpret and apply it aright in the richness and fullness of its counsel.” (“Reformation,” Collected Writings of John Murray, Vol. 1, p. 293).
The Sunday afternoon Bible study at Trinity Presbyterian Church of the OPC focuses on 2 Timothy 3:14-17.
“It is a ‘God-righteousness’. Because it is such, God is its author; it is a righteousness that must elicit the divine approval; it is a righteousness that meets all the demands of his justice and therefore avails before God. . . . This is the glory of the gospel; as it is God’s power operative unto salvation so is it God’s righteousness supervening upon our sin and ruin.” (John Murray, Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, NICNT, Vol. 1, p. 31).
From the Reflection for Trinity Presbyterian Church, OPC