024 Memorize The Bible With Me – All Scripture is God-Breathed – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

by Dan Horner on August 13, 2012

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All Sripture is God-Breathed

This is what the Apostle Paul explained to Timothy.  We call this letter “2 Timothy” and it is most likely Paul’s final letter.

Paul is in a Roman Prison…

Paul is giving a lot of advice to this Pastor he has mentored.  He is reinforcing what he has taught Timothy over the years.  Saying things like:

  • Continue in what you have learned…   
  • … you have known the holy scriptures….
  • … they make you wise for Salvation…
    (2 Tim. 3:14,15)

Then, at this point in the letter, it’s as if Paul puts his around Timothy’s shoulders and asks:

“You know why  I point you to the scriptures, don’t you?”

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

2 Timothy 3:16-17

These two Bible Verses are not long, but the words used are full of meaning:

  • God-Breathed – The Bible is Inspired by God, through an author,
    but God is responsible for the content
  • Teaching – Scripture will teach us what is true
  • Rebuking – Reading the Bible helps us realize what is wrong in our lives
  • Correcting – The Word of God corrects us when we are wrong
  • Training in Righteousness – Bible study teaches us to do what is right
  • Thoroughly equiped – Prepares each of us for good work

By the way – this is not just for “other people” – this is for us.

In fact, Paul explains to Timothy that he needs to PREACH the word. However this must be done:

…. with great patience and careful instruction… (2 Tim. 4:2)

Thank you again for joining me this week.

How has regular exposure to the Bible changed your life?

Share it with all of us by posting a Comment below. I’ll be sure to respond!

You can also email me at Dan@MemorizeTheBibleWithMe.com

Take care and have a great week!

Dan

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION ®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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