2 Timothy 3:16-17
16All 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. 17God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
When I was little, I loved building Lego structures by looking at the box and not using the instructions. Over time, I got pretty good at it… until the structures became a little more complicated.
As I would near completing the project, there came a point where I realized that I made mistake. Sometimes this mistake was easily fixed, other times, I would nearly have to start the project over. Either way, I had to pull out the instructions to figure out where I went wrong. As it turns out, the instruction book is really useful to teach me what is true, where I made a mistake, and what I need to do next to fix it.
Sometimes, we can live our lives in a similar way. We can go about without seeking God’s truth, instructions, encouragement, conviction, and ultimately, God’s will for our lives. When we don’t read, follow, and seek to understand God’s word, we can miss some important steps along the way. Missing these steps can hinder the integrity of the life that we have been building.
But fear not! You can always go back to the God’s instruction book, the Bible, and discover where the step you missed. Through God’s word, the Holy Spirit will teach you what is right, what is wrong, and through God’s amazing grace, God’s word will show you how to build Jesus-centered life that will prepare and equip you for everything that God has called you to do and be.
Thought for Today: Are there areas of your life where you’re guessing through life rather than seeking God’s word to guide you towards God’s best for you and your life? What topic or situation do you need to hear God’s voice on?
Today’s Prayer: God, I thank you for your word. I thank you that I can trust what you say about every situation in my life. I thank you that your word never fails me. God, through your word, teach me what is true and help me to see the areas of my life where I need to make changes that honor you. Continue to prepare and equip me to live a life that makes you more famous. Amen.
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