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.

Why?

“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.
Application:

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?

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4 thoughts on “Accountable to God: Day 54

  1. I’m so thankful that not only did God give us the bible, but that everything in it was inspired by God and that it is literally His word to us. It’s so cool that we can use the bible as an accountablity to how we’re living. We should be reading scripture and matching our lives up to it. If God said we need to be living a certain way, and go in the oppsite direction of where we are going, then that is what we ought to do. We need to be obedient to God’s word, as well as be thankful that God gave us such an incredible book. I’m personally going through a lot right now, and not only is it encouraging to read, but it’s also helping to keep me accountable in my actions.

  2. The Bible has changed my way of living in a good way if has helped me threw tough times and it answered questions that I had on every day things but the Bible has definitly helped me in almost every way.

  3. God has given us some awesome stuff and one of them is the bible What I noticed is that the bible has vise stuff about friends, jealousy, anger, pressure, and more I have never noticed that before its like cool it’s like changing the way I do things in a good way hehe it’s changing how I’m like behaving myself hehe!

  4. I’ll be honest, I’m not always submissive to what God wants. And I don’t always behave how He would want me to. I think it’s just a matter of letting Him take control of my life completely, and sometimes that’s hard for me because I like to be in control. But in the end God for sure knows way more than I do and knows what’s best for me, I just have to trust Him!

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