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January 1 – 2 Timothy 3:16-17 

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives.  It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.  God uses it to prepare and equip His people to do every good work. 

Happy New Year!!! I’m so glad you’ve joined me as we start off on this journey  through scripture. Let’s take these first few days to learn a little bit about what the Bible is.

These verses tell us that above all else, it is the inspired Word of God!  Does the very idea of that make your skin prick and send chills down your spine?  What a privilege it is to be a part of the New Testament church, and live in a time when we have such easy access to the entire canon of scripture in our own language!  I am humbled daily as I read it and hear what God has to say to me through it.  What an honor.  Let’s take a moment right now to stop and thank God for His Word.

These verses don’t stop there, though.  They don’t just tell us that the Bible is inspired and that it is God’s own words to us.  They go on to tell us the purpose of those words.  They go on to show us how very useful – how practical the Bible is.  It’s not just a book to study so we get smarter and impress other believers with our knowledge.  No, God uses His Word to teach us what is true and to show us what is wrong in OUR LIVES.  He uses it to prepare and equip us, His precious children, to do EVERY good work.

What obstacle stands in your way today?  Let’s dive into God’s Word and search out what He has to say to us today.  Let’s allow it to show us what is true and point out what is wrong, to prepare us and equip us to face the impossible and to prevail over it through the power He will give us.  Let’s dig in!