Today I read 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
These verses show the importance of God’s word for us as his messengers. The words in the Bible come from God, and these words are meant to teach us, to train us, and to correct us. God’s word is given to help us so that we can be complete and prepared for our work on Earth. In our class, we talked about how scripture is not meant just for learning. It’s meant to change us…to prompt a response in us. If all we do is read scripture but it doesn’t do anything to change us, then what’s the point in reading it? These verses in Timothy challenge me to make sure I am reading scripture every day, but they also challenge me to make sure that I am practically taking things away from it. I need to think about what my response is going to be because of the things I am reading.
How might our lives be different if every time we read scripture, we chose something that we could practically do in response to what we’ve read?
Much love, B