The Bible is INSPIRED!

2798290690_fc7842172412 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.”

Often we use scripture to suit our personal position on an issue rather than than taking into account the whole counsel of Scripture. Every part of the bible is inspired by God, even the parts we find difficult to read or understand (e.g. Leviticus).

Paul says to Timothy that the bible is profitable. In other words it is beneficial for us in every area of our lives, including teaching us about Jesus and how to follow him, rebuking self-righteous people, correcting false teaching and training us to grow in our character.

The bible enables you to become competent and equipped for every area of your life and to be prepared to do what God calls you to do. 2 Timothy 2:15 says, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”

We need to be in the word, reading it in context, positioning ourselves to be taught by the Holy Spirit, understanding it and mining it’s pages for insight. I have recently started a daily practice of reading an entire book of the bible in one sitting each day. It does take a little time ocassionally, especially the Psalms (even then you can break it into two parts over two days).

This time spent in the word has been invaluable and well worth the effort. What you get when you read an entire book is the complete flow of the authors thoughts, interactions and arguments. It enables you to cover the whole counsel of scripture and read in context. I would recommend this for everyone to do from time to time but especially new Christians. Before you read any other book immerse yourself in the daily and constant reading of the Scriptures.

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