September 25, 2020
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:14-17
Like so many of us, I was taught about the Bible and many of its most famous passages, parables, and stories as I was growing up. However, after I left home, joining the military, getting married, and having a family, church and the Bible were just childhood memories for many years.
After we moved to Arizona and found La Casa de Cristo, I was asked to join a Men’s Bible Study. I joined the group and realized how little I knew about the Bible. That was over 25 years ago. I have been involved in Bible study groups ever since and continue to be amazed at what God continually reveals through His Word. That is one of the more amazing things about God’s Word—it continually reveals in its teaching no matter how many times you read or study it. I have heard people say they read the Bible and know what it says, therefore they don’t feel the need to read it again or join a study group.
The apostle Paul, writing from prison, reminded Timothy of the importance of continuing his teaching and preaching Scripture. As Timothy’s mentor, Paul encouraged and supported Timothy to continue what he had already begun and not become discouraged. Paul’s message for Christians everywhere is to remember the importance of Holy Scripture and continue to preach the gospel.
Heavenly Father, we are so thankful for your Word and we ask that you continue to use the Holy Spirit to encourage and empower us to study and teach what you have revealed to us. Amen