March 23, 2012
Today’s Text: 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Today’s Key Thought: God has given us His Word to change the way we think and act.
Today’s verses are so foundational for understanding this Truth.
“All Scripture”- The totality of scripture from Genesis to Revelation. This is applicable to the 66 books of the Bible.
“is given by inspiration of God”- Literally- “is God breathed.” The very words of scripture find their source in God Himself.
“and are profitable”- this was their intended purpose
“for doctrine”- what to believe
“for reproof”- for correcting what we believe that is wrong
“for correction”- for changing what I do that is wrong
“for instruction in righteousness”- for helping us to do right.
“That the man of God may be perfect”- This would apply to men and women who belong to God. His word teaches us what to believe and do so that we may be spiritually mature and complete.
“thoroughly furnished unto all good works”- The Bible was intended to completely equip us to do what God wants us to do.
Is God’s stated purpose for scripture doing what God intended it to do in your life? Are you being submissive to God’s Word to the degree that it is changing what you believe and how you behave?