And that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 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 3:15-17
The Scriptures give us the real wisdom we need. Above all, they show us how to be saved and how to live our lives until the end when we shall be with Christ forever. The divine capacity of the Scriptures lies in their divine origin. They are the product of divine breath, that is, God’s very Word. They are ‘God-breathed’ making them not only infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and belief but also making them useful and practically relevant in all matters of life and living. The Word of God is complete, instructing us, convicting us, correcting us and leading us into the patterns of righteousness.
God’s Word is sure and infallible carrying the very revelation of God to us. This revelation not only shows us how to get saved and be ready for heaven, but it also reveals how to live our lives on the earth to the honour and glory of God.
Lord, I thank you for the sure word of the Lord I have in my Bible. Help me to understand it and follow it all the days of my life. Help me to receive the correction and direction I need for today.
The Bible is God’s manual for life and living. It will thoroughly equip you for your calling in life to live for God and to influence others to do the same. This means you take God’s Word every day for your instruction – what God’s standard is, your reproof – where you are going wrong, your correction – how to put it right, and for your training – how to develop a godly lifestyle. Learn to come to the Bible looking for these things day by day.