14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3.14-17)
Reading and living God’s Word renews our minds, re-shapes our lives, and breaks us free from the transient, limited patterns of this world.
“Now the supreme purpose of the Bible, Paul writes to Timothy, is to instruct its readers ‘for salvation.’ […] Salvation is far more than merely the forgiveness of sins. It includes the whole sweep of God’s purpose to redeem and restore humankind, and indeed all creation. What we claim for the Bible is that it unfolds God’s total plan.” (J. Stott, Understanding the Bible, p. 19)
Prayer: Lord, make me a servant of God who is thoroughly equipped for every good work. Use your Scriptures to teach me, rebuke me, correct me and train me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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