Friday, December 11, 2009

The Purpose of God's Word - Part Two

God's Word is an instruction manual for spiritual discernment and for living a holy and acceptable life before God. As a young believer, I was taught that the Bible was God's:

B asic
I nstructions
B efore
L eaving
E arth

Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God's will in thought, purpose, and action), So that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 AMP

  1. Doctrine
  2. Reproof
  3. Correction
  4. Instruction in righteousness
Need any of that? All believers do. The Bible supplies that for us.