Jeremiah 44:24-47:7 / 2 Timothy 3:1-17 / Psalm 94:1-23 / Proverbs 26:6-8
2 Timothy 3:16-17
“ALL SCRIPTURE IS INSPIRED BY GOD and is profitable for TEACHING, for REPROOF, for CORRECTION, and for TRAINING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS, that the man of God may be made complete, and THOROUGHLY EQUIPPED for every good work.”
A recent Gallup poll found that:
In terms of frequency of readership, 16% of Americans say that they read the Bible every day, 21% say they read it weekly, 12% say they read the Bible monthly, 10% say less than monthly and 41% say that they rarely or never read the Bible.
As Christians we need to be aware of these statistics (and what they indicate) and say, “NO WAY!!! NOT ON OUR WATCH – WE WILL NOT BE FOUND SLEEPING!”
God’s Word is LIVING and ACTIVE (completely relevant for TODAY) and SHARPER THAN ANY TWO-EDGED SWORD! It holds the keys to our lives and to us understanding and relating to the world around us (from God’s perspective).
Considering the condition of our world, the fact that there is an enemy who wants to destroy our lives and separate us from God AND that God says when we walk with Him and know His truth, we can walk in VICTORY and FREEDOM, we’d have to be CRAZY not to wholeheartedly dive in to the Word – it would be like trying to drive blindfolded, or find a treasure without a map – TOTALLY NUTS!!!
Our lives, our marriages and our families depend on us (individually and together) CHOOSING TO SEEK HARD AFTER THE LORD, FILLING OURSELVES WITH HIS LIFE-GIVING TRUTH (FOUND IN THE BIBLE). NO more “back-foot living” – we need to decide to get up and FIGHT!
Our generation is here on this earth for such a time as this! God wants to TEACH US, CORRECT US, SHAPE US, DIRECT OUR PATHS, TRAIN US UP AND THOROUGHLY EQUIP US to live STRONG, FRUITFUL, PEACE-FILLED LIVES in this crazy, mixed up, messed up world!
Let’s get PASSIONATE, INSPIRED and DETERMINED to be people who KNOW THE LORD, FEED ON HIS AWESOME TRUTH, AND WALK IN HIS WAYS!