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
Before a young man left for his freshman year at college, his parents gave him a Bible and assured him it would be a great help as he transitioned into his new life. Within a month, he began sending them letters asking for money. Every time he did, his parents would write back telling him to read his Bible, citing chapter and verse.
He would reply that he was reading the Bible, but he still needed money. So when he came home for a semester break, his parents told him they knew he hadn’t been reading his Bible. “How?” the son asked.
“Because we tucked money by the verses we cited in our letters!”
Very often, people don’t think the Bible actually speaks to their needs. But today’s passage is clear that Scripture is sufficient for daily life (even if there’s no money in it!). Whatever your situation, God has something to say to you through the Bible.
Read the Scriptures. Make it a habit to spend time with God in His Word because in it, you have everything you need to experience the fullness of life He wants you to have!
Pray and ask God to speak to you through His Word as you read it.
Questions for Thought
When do you struggle staying consistent in God’s Word? Why do you think that is?
Who is one person who can hold you accountable for reading God’s Word regularly?