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 complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16&17
In this passage, Paul is teaching Timothy some things about the written Word of God. God’s Word is the same for us today. Nothing has changed in the purpose of God giving His Word to us. We have God’s Word available to us on an even greater level today, so it is important to know why we need to spend time growing in it and renewing our mind every day.
Paul tells Timothy: All of the recorded Words that God has given to be written out for people are anointed with the very breath and life of God. These Words are beneficial and of great worth because they give us an absolute standard to line our lives up with. God’s Words are good for admonishing and fixing the broken pieces of our lives, they should be used for instructions to take the right path for godly living and direction. These writings are given so that God’s family can be united and in agreement by believing and living by these words. They also completely equip us for every good work that God wants to accomplish in the world.
Wow! That certainly covers it all. The importance of God’s Word is to bring all of His people into agreement to live victoriously in the world and accomplish all that is in God’s heart together, not separately. Although, at this point in time, there are many denominations within the body of believers, these should not serve at dividers, but rather distinguishers of their part of the body. By using our differences as strengths, we can work together to bring more people into the Kingdom and more laborers for the harvest. Each of us doing a part with the giftings we have, working together in one accord. God’s Word being the common ground and absolute authority to lead us in the path of His purpose.
Today I want to encourage you to spend your own quiet time in the Word of God. Take some time to think about the purpose God gave us His Word and contemplate how you can apply that Word in your life today. Ask the Holy Spirit to direct you to the places you have been equipped for by that Word and fulfill the mission and assignment you are given for today.
Today’s scripture reading: 2 Timothy 3:10-17