16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
2 Timothy 3:16 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
2 Timothy 3:16 (NLT) ― 16 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.
2 Timothy 3:16 (MSG) — There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way.
2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV) ― 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
Thoughts of Devotion:
Our spiritual foundation today is firmly established in the Word of God. All our source of doctrine and teaching is established on the Scriptures, which have been inspired by God. Webster’s dictionary defines inspiration as follows: “It is the supernatural influence of the Spirit of God exercised over the mind of man, influence that trained prophets, apostles and sacred writers to expose the divine truth without any mixture of error. In 2 Peter 1:21 we read, “for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”
As believers we have the assured foundation of the Bible, a book that its author was God Himself, was written by men consecrated under the supernatural influence and assistance of the Holy Spirit. That is why the Word of God has power, is alive and is effective to bring a genuine radical change in the life of one who clings to it wholeheartedly. In 1 Thessalonians 2:13 it says, “For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.”
This morning our foundation shall stand because we have the inspired Word of God with us. It’s not just any book; it has the breath of God in it! No other book will be described in the same way, it is unique and special. For this reason we base all our lives on it. In John 5:39 it says, “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.” Today we must search out, inquire of Him, and study it with all our heart and mind. Only in this way we will not be moved by the opinions and humanistic ideas in our society today. For us only the Bible, the inspired Word of God is our sure foundation for all ages.
2 Peter 1:21 (NKJV) ― 21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
1 Thessalonians 2:13 (NKJV) ― 13 For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.
Revelation 22:19 (NKJV) ― 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take awayhis part from the Bookof Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
John 5:39 (NKJV) ― 39 You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.
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