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Do not scoff at prophecies, but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good.
We shouldn't make fun of those who don't agree with what we believe (“scoff at prophecies''), but we should always “test everything,'' checking their words against the Bible.
We are on dangerous ground if we scoff at a person who speaks the truth. Instead we should carefully check out what people say, accepting what is true and rejecting what is false.
Lamentations 3:24  The Lord is my portion, saith my soul.

It is not "The Lord is partly my portion," nor "The Lord is in my portion;" but he himself makes up the sum total of my soul's inheritance. Within the circumference of that circle lies all that we possess or desire. The Lord is my portion. Not his grace merely, nor his love, nor his covenant, but Jehovah himself. He has chosen us for his portion, and we have chosen him for ours. It is true that the Lord must first choose our inheritance for us, or else we shall never choose it for ourselves; but if we are really called according to the purpose of electing love, we can sing--

"Lov'd of my God for him again

With love intense I burn;

Chosen of him ere time began,

I choose him in return."

The Lord is our all-sufficient portion. God fills himself; and if God is all-sufficient in himself, he must be all-sufficient for us. It is not easy to satisfy man's desires. When he dreams that he is satisfied, anon he wakes to the perception that there is somewhat yet beyond, and straightway the horse-leech in his heart cries, "Give, give." But all that we can wish for is to be found in our divine portion, so that we ask, "Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee." Well may we "delight ourselves in the Lord" who makes us to drink of the river of his pleasures. Our faith stretches her wings and mounts like an eagle into the heaven of divine love as to her proper dwelling-place. "The lines have fallen to us in pleasant places; yea, we have a goodly heritage." Let us rejoice in the Lord always; let us show to the world that we are a happy and a blessed people, and thus induce them to exclaim, "We will go with you, for we have heard that God is with you."

John 17:17  "Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.

John 15:3  "You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.

Colossians 3:16  Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Psalm 119:9,10  How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word. • With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments.

Proverbs 2:10,11  For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; • Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you,

Job 23:11,12  "My foot has held fast to His path; I have kept His way and not turned aside. • "I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

Psalm 119:99  I have more insight than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation.

John 8:31,32  So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; • and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."

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