10 Dec His Word will Equip You For All of Life
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. 2 Timothy 3: 16-17
The Apostle Paul is reminding Timothy to keep studying the Word of God and to recognize all the valuable ways that this Word can be utilized. It is a strong call to everyone of us to read and study God’s Word and allow the Holy Spirit to work in us that refining work that will teach us God’s ways, and will serve as a correcting influence in our lives every day.
These words aren’t just for pastors like Timothy, but for everyone of us who would seek to be effective for God in our every day lives. There’s a promise here that we will be thoroughly equipped for every good work as we let God’s Word shape us and transform us.
I am inspired by these words to embrace the daily challenge of letting God speak to me through His Word. As a pastor I have a responsibility to teach the Word of God and inspire others to read, study and apply God’s word to their lives. It is a great privilege to be entrusted with His Word and I take seriously the call to accurately live out what I preach and teach.
For me to do that with great integrity means that I will constantly allow the Holy Spirit to speak into my life and give attention to the ways that the Light of His Word and the Light of the World would change my heart and my life. As I exemplify that in my life, then I am equipped to lead others into a deeper closer walk with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Dear Lord, thank You for touching my life today with the power of your Word. I set my heart to follow you closely and allow for your Holy Spirit to work in my life that work of refinement. Fill me with your Holy Spirit and empower me to discern the things that You are teaching me each day. Help me to inspire others to have a love for your Word that moves us to hunger for You more and more each day. I pray that You would help me to inspire many leaders, young and old alike, to cherish your Word and apply it to their lives every day.