2Timothy 3: 1, 14-17
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days… But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 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.
The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men. It has God for its author; salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter. It is all pure. – John Locke
Yesterday we kicked off a brand-new sermon series for the Summer called, “For the Bible Tells Me So…” Each week we will look at a specific passage from the Bible that will help form you into the person God would have you become and help you understand your identity in Jesus Christ.
My hope is, that by the time school starts back in the Fall, you and your family will become eager to read your Bible, and understand how to integrate God’s Word into your life.
You ability to grow UP, IN, and OUT hinges on your ability to read, understand, and apply the Word of God to your life.
When Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness, Satan attacked him with every temptation he could muster. Jesus withstood those attacks and was able to fight off these temptations with The Word of God (Matthew 4). Look, if Jesus needed Scripture to fight off Satan’s assaults, so do we!
Today, spend some time thank God in prayer for His Word – both The Word Made Flesh (Jesus) and The Word On The Page (or Screen). Think of at least four specific reasons you can be thankful. Also, ask God to give you a greater appreciation, appetite, and awareness of His Word so that you may grow closer to Him.
As a BONUS, here are…
5 Ways to Start Reading Your Bible Today