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Daily Devotions – All Scripture is God-breathed

 

 

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2 Timothy 3:14-17 (NIV)

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.

In this passage, Paul instructs Timothy, his young apprentice. He reminds him that, in spite of his youth, he is wise because he has learned the Holy Scriptures from infancy (we should all be like Timothy’s parents!). Paul then reminds Timothy why the Scriptures has this power and authority — they come from God himself. Finally, Paul reminds Timothy that the Scriptures have a purpose in our lives: making us wise for salvation, and equipped for every good work. When you reflect on the Scriptures, do you say “I like this, I disagree with that?” If so, you are making yourself judge over God’s Word, and you are not treating the Scriptures as Holy. Pray for the grace to receive the Scriptures as God’s actual words to you. See also Proverbs 30:5-6.