But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 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 3:14-17

One of the things you often notice as you get older is that you see things differently. Take for instance, the teaching and discipline of parents. When we are young, we hate it. As we grow older, many of us wish they had actually disciplined us more!

The Scriptures can be a bit like this. Sometimes, because of our spiritual immaturity, we almost resent the Bible. We read it because we know we should, because of habit or to tick a box.

But listen to Paul and consider what He is saying to Timothy. The Scriptures make us wise to salvation. Now, just dwell on that for a moment. Not wise to better cooking, not wise to safer driving or a healthier gut. Salvation. 

The Scriptures give us the good news about Jesus. They teach us that God can be known, hell can be avoided and we can enjoy eternal life. Just consider that for a moment! What a gift we have in the Scriptures! See it more today.

But they are the gift that keeps on giving. They give the servant of God everything he/she needs to love others. Teaching, rebuking & training are all so that we might be who God wants us to be, His righteous children. See today what we have in the Scriptures.

For Today:
  • Do you value the Bible?
  • How are you going at reading it?
  • Would a Bible Reading plan be helpful for you? What could you do to read it more/better?

  • Praise the Father for revealing to us the hope of salvation through the Scriptures. 
  • Give thanks for the Son who is the Word of God, the good news and teaches us about God. 
  • Ask God for the help of His Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth and help us to understand what we are reading.

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