Saturday, March 28, 2015

2 Timothy 3:16-17 -- On Scriptures

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."
2 Timothy 3:16-17

I like this reminder that we should take the scriptures seriously in our lives.  Sometimes I think that we brush them off, or perhaps read them once and think that we're done. :)  But the idea behind having God's word isn't just reading it once and remembering it was a nice story.  It is reading it and remembering it and pretty much inscribing it on our hearts, so that when we have problems or need something, we have enough of God's words in there that the Spirit can pull the appropriate one to the top and we suddenly have our answers.  We want to know what God is like, what he is thinking... and the way to know those things is to read the scriptures.  See how he has dealt with humanity over its long history.  See how we've dealt with him.  If we have questions, even if we think they are new ones and the answers can't possibly be in there... they can be.  God's words are there to help us, and the more we know of them, the better off we will be. :)  Today, let's read more, let's learn more, and let's do our part to be prepared for whatever comes next... perfection, good works, or pretty much anything.  Whatever it is, the scriptures can help us. :)

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