All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Read: 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Listen: 2 Timothy 3
The Bereans studied the Scriptures every day for understanding. Because they didn’t have copies of the Scriptures at home, their study required going to the synagogue to read the scrolls together. This wasn’t a five-minute, quick read-through in the morning before running off to their day. They read and discussed the Scriptures at length, asking God for help to understand Paul’s teaching. Their study took commitment and dedication. They submitted their lives to the authority of God’s Word and ordered their lives around it.
We face complex, confusing and challenging decisions every day. We also anchor our lives in something. Maybe we scroll our news feed to understand the world. We might text friends for help with a tough decision. Perhaps we take cues for our sexuality from current trends. Watch the video clip below as Pastor Aaron Buer explains the importance of being anchored in the Bible to navigate the challenges before us.
Scripture is the only reliable, powerful, unchanging authority for our lives. It is living and active—able to judge our thoughts and attitudes (Hebrews 4:12). Every part of Scripture is “useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us” (2 Timothy 3:16-17 The Message).
IN YOUR CHAIR TIME TODAY
Commit yourself to the authority of God’s Word. Write 2 Timothy 3:16-17 in your journal or type it in your mobile device. Post it where you’ll see it often and memorize these verses this week.
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