There is so much comfort in knowing that what we are experiencing in the flesh is not final. It is no where as good as it gets. If you believe that then you believe those 25 words too. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. Thank you Jesus and Halleluiah! Some of us lean so heavily on words spoken to us. We put a lot of stock in what is written in the word too. Still more of us lean heavily on what is told to us by man whether written or not. The bible indulges us to read for ourselves, to believe for ourselves what is promised to each and every one who simply believes. I like that. To each his own understanding my momma used to say.
There is a very real question worth addressing. That question is Can anyone read and understand the bible on his own?
The bible teaches that natural man will never be able to understand its
truth on his own; for only the Spirit of God, who understands the mind of God,
can reveal the truths of God, which are in direct opposition to the wisdom of
the world (1 Cor. 2:10-16; cf. Acts 8:30-31). However, when the bible is read or
heard, the Spirit works as he chooses, giving understanding and producing faith
in many who hear (Jn. 3:4-12; 16:7-14; cf. Acts 16:14). Therefore, it is of
great benefit for anyone who so desires to study the bible, knowing that “faith
comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17), and that God
gives his wisdom liberally to all men who ask him in faith (James 1:5-6);
indeed, no one who hungers and thirsts for God's truth will be turned away, if
he cries out to the Savior and applies himself to study the bible, for Jesus has
invited us all with these words, “If anyone thirst, let him come unto me and
drink” (John 7:37).
For all true believers, who have come to Christ in faith, there is every reason to be confident in studying the bible, for the apostle Paul tells us that “we have the mind of Christ” (1 Cor. 2:16); and elsewhere, the apostle John tells us that we all have knowledge, and understand the truth, because the Spirit has given us an anointing so that we might not be deceived by the lies of the enemy (1 Jn. 2:20-27).
I believe that I will be judged not by how much of the bible I mastered but by how much of the Master I had in me.