This statement, is that of Christ. Behold I have come. The content of the word of God has but one principle subject, which is Jesus Christ.
And when He entered into this world, that was the only time in all of human history, and in fact in all of history, that this statement could have been made.
The rituals of the Old Testament, were repeated day in and day out, for thousands of years.
And, not a single one of those rituals, provided salvation, or the spiritual life, for anyone.
It is not the rituals that save, nor the rituals that advance growth.
It is the principle behind those rituals, which teaches salvation, and which teaches the method and means of growth.
Jesus Christ is the subject of the entire Bible. The principle subject is that of salvation, and the need for salvation, and the person who provides salvation, namely Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the content of the Bible. Therefore, learning the Bible, is learning Christ. And when Bible doctrine becomes resident in your soul through that learning process, then you are in fact bringing the principles of Christ into your soul, namely Christ in you.
The subject of the Bible is Jesus Christ.
There is no other person, no other religion, no other philosophy, presented in the Bible.
The Bible is self-contained, and is not a part of, or an introduction to, any other religious venue.
Study [by instruction],
to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]
a workman [student]
that need not be ashamed [ignorant],
rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]
the word of truth [Bible doctrine].
If you can dream and not make dreams your master,
If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,
If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,
If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,
Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.