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2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NLT) 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.
What thoughts or feelings just came
to the surface? Are you immediately
defensive or do you welcome correction? Are
you like me in that it depends on who’s speaking? Does anyone like to be told they’re wrong?
No one is perfect, so correction is
The Apostle Paul writes that the
Bible was written to point out what’s wrong in your life and then point you to what’s
right. Is this how you read
Scripture? When your life doesn’t align
with biblical teaching, do you reposition yourself or dismiss it as ancient
Read the verse again paying close
attention to the last sentence. Go
ahead, I’ll wait.
There’s a purpose to God’s plan! Who
knew? God is equipping you to do His
good work! It’s like learning the
alphabet in Kindergarten so you can learn to read in 1st grade, so
you can learn from what you read in 3rd grade, so you can grasp a
larger concept in high school, and think for yourself in college. Biblical instruction is preparing you for something
bigger and better! As you understand the
context and intent of the lesson, you progressively become more like Jesus and
more useful for God’s purposes.
What grade are you in?
Do you take correction from the Bible? (tweet
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