2 Timothy 3:1-17
Don’t say that God has been silent when your Bible has been closed.
– Toby Mac
I believe with all of my heart if you want the year 2020 to be more meaningful, it would be my hope that everyone reading this devotion would want that, let me give you a rock-solid way to bring that about. I believe our year will be more meaningful when we place a higher regard, a higher priority, more importance on the Word of God than ever before. God will use this in a very significant way in our life. Think about this. The Bible was written by forty different authors, sixty-six books, over a fifteen-hundred-year period, three different languages, on three different continents but it has one unifying message… How man can know Jesus Christ as his/her personal Lord and Savior.
There was a time in my life when my spiritual journey was just dry. Nothing major was happening in my life I just felt as if my relationship with Christ was silent. I will never forget one morning reading Hebrews chapter 11. I have read that chapter many times before, but this morning was different. It was as if Jesus Himself was pointing out the importance of “Faith.” Verse 1 defines faith as the assurance of things hoped for, and the certainty of the things unseen. Verse 11 says without faith it is impossible to please God. I walked away with a truth that morning to keep loving Jesus with everything I had, stay faithful to the Scriptures, and He will do the rest. This is one of literally hundreds of examples of God speaking to me through the Scriptures.
The Scriptures tell us in this passage that the Word of God is useful for Teaching – showing me what is right. Reproof – showing me what is wrong. Correcting – showing me how to fix it. Training – showing me how to stay on the right track. The Word of God is like a life coach. A coach trains you, shows you how to, rebukes you when you were doing it wrong, then commends you when you are doing it right. The coach / the word will give you a plan on how to continue to live out this life. You and I need the Word of God every day in our life.
- Hear the Word. Listen to a biblically solid message a week.
- Study the Word. Every morning spend time in the Word of God.
- Memorize the Word. Challenge yourself to learn one verse a week.
- Discuss the Word. Discuss what you have learned or memorizing with your family at the table or be a part of a small group that has emphasis on the Word.
- Share the Word. Tell somebody what God has told you.