Truth for Today
“All Scripture [God’s Word] is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” 2 Timothy 3:16
Thought for Today
In 2 Timothy 3, The Apostle Paul describes to Timothy the difficult times of the last days (3:1-9). He is addressing the question, How can a Christian survive and thrive in such an evil age? In 3:16-17, he reminds Timothy of the reliability and profitability of God’s Word – the Scriptures.
Here are 2 reminders about God’s Word for today:
#1. The Bible is totally reliable.
“All Scripture is God-breathed” (the best translation). This means God is the originator of Scripture. Since it comes from God, who is reliable, all Scripture is reliable.
#2. The Bible is useful for all of life.
There is no problem in life for which the Bible does not provide God’s wisdom, either through explicit teaching or through principles which apply.
Prayer for Today
Father, I prayer you would enlighten my heart to receive your powerful Word. Jesus, would you cause me to become mature through knowing experientially Your Word. May the Bible come alive in my life. Holy Spirit, I pray my eyes would be open in order to see and understand the wisdom, knowledge, instruction, and revelation found in God’s Word. Amen.