December 10, 2020
"All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17
Every follower of Christ has some belief that he should read the Bible. But for many, it is an optional exercise. In reality it is indispensable. Paul convinces us of this in two brief verses to his young son in the faith, Timothy.
IT IS INSPIRED
The word is literally "God-breathed." The Bible is not merely the collection of sayings of men about God. God moved on men and inspired the writing of each word. This is why we can trust its reliability.
If God has so spoken and had it recorded for us, then we must pay constant attention to His voice through His Word. To ignore the Bible is to turn a shoulder to God as He is seeking to have a conversation with us. It is to ignore Him.
IT IS PROFITABLE
There is nothing—nothing—that can do what God's Word does in our lives. Nothing gives us greater profit. How so? It is profitable for
In fact, Paul says that it will make the "man of God adequate, equipped for every good work." Not some, not a few, but every good work. How could we possible ignore God daily as He is speaking and why would we abandon our most valuable equipping?
Father, we are overwhelmed by the truth that You have given us Your Word. We are thankful for its reliability. We are stunned by the constant help it is to make us ready for everything. Help us to so honor Your word that we let it have its rightful place in our lives every day and throughout the day.
July 02, 2022
July 01, 2022
In each generation there are wicked rulers leading nations to do wicked things, oppressing those around them with senseless violence and evil. Hitler had his day and Stalin, and now Putin as he ravages Ukraine.
Where is God in all of this? The small, one-chapter book of Obadiah gives us the answer: God will always, ultimately judge wicked men nations. Justice wins the day. Notice God’s word through Obadiah to the wicked nation of Edom. No nation that ignores God will escape His judgment.
June 29, 2022