Profitable

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Profitable
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All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for
doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly
equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

All Scripture is profitable! Knowing this, we cheat ourselves when we
do not access every book, every truth, every verse, and every page of
our Bibles for the promises and commands God has for us. Because every
verse of Scripture is inspired by God and gainful to us, we should not
pick and choose which verses we will read and study. We should not
claim verses we like and ignore those that convict us! If we are to
become mature disciples of Jesus, we must allow every Scripture to
speak to us and teach us what God desires us to learn. Scripture
enables us to evaluate the soundness of doctrines that are being
taught. Scripture ought to be the basis for any reproof or correction
we bring to another.

If you are not firmly grounded in God’s Word, you will be bombarded
with an assortment of doctrines, lifestyles, and behaviors, and you
will have no means to evaluate whether or not they are of God. You
cannot develop a righteous life apart from God’s Word. Righteousness
must be cultivated. As you fill your mind with the words of God, and
as you obey His instructions, He will guide you in the ways of
righteousness. Scripture will equip you for any good work God calls
you to do. If you feel inadequate for a task God has given you, search
the Scriptures, for within them you will find the wisdom you need to
carry out His assignment. Allow the Word of God to permeate, guide,
and enrich your life.

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