‘Everything in the Scriptures is God’s Word.’ 2 Timothy 3:16 CEV
Paul wrote to Timothy: ‘People who pretend to be what they are not will become worse than ever, as they fool others and are fooled themselves. Keep on being faithful to what you were taught and to what you believed. After all, you know who taught you these things. Since childhood, you have known the Holy Scriptures that are able to make you wise enough to have faith in Christ Jesus and be saved. Everything in the Scriptures is God’s Word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live.’ (2 Timothy 3:13–16 CEV)
Here’s why you should read your Bible:
(1) So you won’t be led astray. God will never say something to you through another person, or your own thoughts, that does not line up with what He’s clearly revealed in His Word. That’s why you need to know the Scriptures.
(2) To know you’re truly saved. The apostle John writes: ‘These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.’ (1 John 5:13 NKJV)
(3) To identify your calling and equip you. Paul says, ‘The Scriptures train God’s servants to do all kinds of good deeds.’ (2 Timothy 3:17 CEV) The Bible is your guidebook for living the Christian life, so read it every day!
SoulFood: Amos 5:18–9:15, Mk 13:24–37, Ps 117, Prov 14:9–12
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright [cy]