Holding to Truth

holding to truth in love for the building up of the Body of Christ

How God’s Seekers Received His Word as Their Food in the Old Testament

Have your ever found yourself with little appetite for reading the Bible? Or have you ever wondered how you could  receive more spiritual help from your reading? In my previous blog on Practical Points on Bible Reading, I pointed out that in reading the Bible we should have the attitude of coming to receive  life


My Favorite Hymn on Coming to the Lord in His Word

  One of the most helpful ways to prepare your heart to contact the Lord in His word is to speak and sing hymns and spiritual songs (Col. 3:16). I often do this in my time with the Lord in the morning. In this post I’ll share my favorite hymn for this purpose. But, not


Practical Points on Bible Reading and Reading for the Central Line

What I intend to present in this post are the practical points that have been most helpful to me in reading the Bible.  I have taken these points mainly from “Reading the Bible,” the sixth chapter in Lessons for New Believers  by Witness Lee. (You can read it yourself at www.ministrybooks.org, under “Additional Titles by


Why Read the Bible? To Slay God’s Adversary!

God’s Purpose for Man  – Image and Dominion In this post I would like to continue my question on why read the Bible, by reflecting on God’s purpose for man. To address this truth, I am eternally indebted to the ministry of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee. Through their writings, especially the Life-study of the


Why read the Bible? To be Christ’s bride!

Why Read the Bible? to be Christ's bride

Why read the Bible? If you are like many of us, you might say that you read the Bible to find comfort in trials, answers to life’s problems, or the will of God concerning certain matters in your life… However, it is doubtful that many of us would say, “I read the Bible to participate


Enjoying Christ as the Living Word in the Written Word

In my most recent post, I presented the central line of the Bible with the earnest desire to live in this central line, and pursue fellowship with those who also desire to know and experience this central line. The Word of God—the First Item in the Central Line of the Bible In this post I’d


Living in the Central Line of the Bible

As a reader of the Bible for many years, I can truly say that I love the Bible!  As the Psalmist said, “How sweet are Your words to my taste! Sweeter than honey to my mouth.” (Psa. 119:103). I feel washed and refreshed as I read its pages—even for just a few minutes, especially when


How to Begin the Day with God

Do you begin the day with God?  I am learning to and I hope you will also. One of my deepest impressions growing up was seeing my godly mother sitting in her special chair each morning reading and studying her Bible. Rather than being distasteful to me, it was very attractive. Her pattern engraved on


Blogging the Pursuit of Deeper Truth and Christian Experience in the Bible

Hi, my name is Tom Smith and I’m the author behind Holding to Truth in Love.  I decided to start this blog because I want to share the  great benefit I’ve  received from the Bible as the God-breathed word (2 Tim. 3:16-17).  I also want  to converse with those who are hungry to actively participate