Thursday, February 16, 2017

"The God-breathed Scriptures"

“The God-breathed Scriptures”


All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.    2Timothy 3:16-17


These words that were penned by the Apostle Paul was to help his young disciple, Timothy in his ministry.  Paul was teaching Timothy about the importance of the God-breathed Word, or the Holy Scriptures, and the impact of OBEYING the teachings of the God-breathed Scriptures.


Paul says that ALL Scripture is given by God, and is USEFUL for TEACHING, instructing believers in God’s truths. Imparting knowledge to the believers about the God-given Scriptures.  Giving them instructions on the TRUE meaning of God’s Holy Word.


He also says that ALL God-breathed Scripture is USEFUL for REBUKING, letting those who are practicing sin, know what is WRONG in their lives. Showing it to them in the Word, with a LOVING, COMPASSIONATE HEART.


The God-breathed Scripture is also USEFUL for CORRECTING faults, by SHOWING the one erring, the ramifications of their thoughts, words, and actions, not only on themselves, but on others as well.  They provide guidance for CORRECTION in one’s life, and helps them make the changes needed to live as God wants them to live.


ALL the God-breathed Scripture is also USEFUL for TRAINING in RIGHTEOUSNESS.  It gives the NEW believer the TRAINING that is NEEDED to live a HOLY and RIGHTEOUS life.  It instructs them in the way they should go.  It equips them for their life journey and for their ETERNAL DESTINATION into the Kingdom of Heaven.


And ALL the God-breathed Scripture is also USEFUL to EQUIP the servant of God THOROUGHLY for EVERY good work.  For the one who provides SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP to others, the God-breathed Scripture makes them CAPABLE, and PROFICIENT in meeting all the demands of their ministry.  Only through the READING and STUDYING of the Scriptures can this be accomplished.


The God-breathed Scripture is NOT ONLY USEFUL for all of the above, but it can also LEAD a POOR, LOST and DYING soul to a LOVING Father, who has provided a way for that POOR, LOST, and DYING soul to come to Him for their SALVATION.  The God-breathed Scripture, indicates that you must come to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and FOLLOW the God-breathed Scripture on your life journey to the Kingdom of Heaven, your NEW eternal home, and escape ALL the HORRORS of an eternity in Hell.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!



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