Bible Week – Day 2 – The Daily Scriptures
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living, so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind of good deed. (2 Timothy 3.16-17 GNT)
All of Scripture is useful. It is reliable. It will help us in real, practical ways. It helps equip us for life. This is the main claim that the Bible makes about itself and it is as essential today as it was when written to Timothy. Unfortunately, many Canadians believe the opposite: that the Bible is irrelevant.
As servants of God we are marked by our desire to hear from God. God answers this desire by speaking to us through the Bible. When we set Scripture aside as irrelevant, we are missing out not only on useful teaching, but also on many opportunities to individually and communally hear God speak to us.
Do you believe that the Bible is relevant to your life? When you read it, how much do you use it for “every kind of good deed”?
Pray for the Holy Spirit to speak to you through Scripture each time you read it. If you are struggling to see the usefulness of Scripture, look for a community that will help you see and apply these teachings to your life.
The Canadian Bible Society has created the Daily Bible Reading Guide to help us engage the Word daily. Download your free copy or order a printed version at Biblesociety.ca/dbrg
Reading the Bible is essential to the Christian walk. With the daily Bible Reading Guide, you will receive the necessary structure to develop a healthy habit of reading the Bible daily. With the DBRG, you have the option of downloading a PDF or subscribing to receive a daily email each morning.
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