All of us had a job that when we started, we got little to no training. We were expected to jump in even though we had no idea what we were doing. For most of us that is unsettling because we want to do a good job and not mess up. We are equipped for the work of serving Christ through the Word of God. Scripture is direct from God, and we profit from it when we apply it to our lives.
All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
As Paul is winding down his final letter to Timothy and the church, he gets into some essential doctrine. Scripture is infallible, which means that it is without errors and incapable of being wrong. The reason is it infallible is because it God speaking through men who faithfully wrote it down. This is essential for every believer to understand. We can trust the Bible because it is true and without error.
Scripture also plays an influential role in equipping the saint (that’s you). It teaches us, rebukes our sin, corrects us when we get out of line, and trains us for righteousness. It is God’s game plan for your life, and the Holy Spirit can lead to your read passages that apply directly to your situation even though they were written thousands of years ago. Do you use the Scripture as the light unto your feet and a lamp unto your path?
Equipped for the Work
As we are equipped for the work of the Kingdom, it is transforming our faith. Scripture works from the inside out. It starts in our heart, then it transforms our mind, which in turn motivates our actions. We profit when we allow it to do its work on us. What’s the return we get? That we may be complete. Does your life feel like it is missing something? Let the Word of God influence your daily walk.