more than reading
We are exploring HOW God uses His Word to accomplish His purposes in us, especially when we are walking through difficult times.
Saturday, we were in the middle of looking at …
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
We noted the magnitude of the promise here that God-breathed instruction would
tell us the truth, show us when we err, instruct us how to make correction, and in general train us in being righteous as God is righteous.
My, my, what a word from God!
But we paused when we noted that the Spirit said that this Holy Word from Holy God MAY make us complete, MAY equip us for every good work.
Do I dare be completely honest here?
I have learned across the years, when I am not understanding something well or completely, to read before and after – to get the context. So, let´s back up to verse 14.
2 Timothy 3:14–17 NKJV 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Paul is speaking to Timothy as his father in the ministry. He tells Timothy…
Timothy, and us by the way, must continue in the Scriptures. What does that mean?
The word translated continue means to
HOW does the Word of God cause His purposes to be accomplished in our lives?
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