“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 3:16-17
Scripture is the breath of God. It is as true as if God Almighty stood in the pulpit and spoke these words. That’s the reason Jesus said in Matthew 4:4: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” Repeatedly the Bible calls itself the Word of God.
Considering this truth, let’s break down today’s verse: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine (what is true), for reproof (what is wrong), for correction (how to get right), for instruction in righteousness (how to stay right); that the man of God may be complete (that word complete or teleos in Greek, means mature).” You want to be a full-grown Christian? Your Christian life depends upon your assurance that the Bible is the Word of God.
- Are you more likely to look to the Bible as your source of Truth or somewhere else?
- How does this shape the direction of our lives? How is God calling you to respond considering today’s devotion?
Read this verse multiple times throughout today and reflect on the absolute truth of the Bible that equips us for everything we need in life.