August 2020 Student Newsletter

The Treasure God Provided for You
Russell Haffner

I commend you on your decision to enroll in the WVBS Online Bible School. You have made a wonderful, life-changing choice understanding that God’s Word is the most important information in this life. It is a great treasure! It is more valuable than anything this world has to offer. Therefore, you are investing your time studying the Bible. You are not allowing distractions to keep you from the Scriptures. You refuse to let your own busyness, complications or even daily responsibilities keep you from a deep study of the Bible. You realize that if you neglect your study of God's word you will miss the benefits of growing in your understanding of God's truth. God has given you an amazing treasure. However, you know that if you do not study His word you will never benefit from this great gift. When you make time to study the Bible your life is enriched and established upon the sure foundation of His Word.

The treasure of the Word of God offers you so much. Psalms 19:7-10 states,

"The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb."

This is a beautiful description of the riches that God has for those who study His word. We must develop the same attitude the psalmist expressed in Psalm 119:162 when he wrote, "I rejoice at Your word as one who finds great treasure."

Statement of Faith

The WVBS Online Bible School has no statement of faith, creed book or religious manual. The only statement of a Christian's faith which is needed is the Bible. If a statement of faith says less than the Bible it has left something out. If a statement of faith says more than the Bible it has added to God's word (Revelation 22:18-19). Let us abandon the opinions of men and seek to practice and teach only that which is found in God's word. The staff of the school is composed of Christians seeking to teach others about the Bible. The material produced is designed to be used by anybody seeking a greater understanding of God's word.

The goal of the school is to serve God and His people by doing His will to the best of our ability. We have a genuine desire to glorify the Father, His beloved Son, His word and His blood-bought church and not to glorify ourselves or any other men.