by Scott Hamilton on Tuesday, 21st December 2021
2 Timothy 3:14-17
14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
2 Peter 3:14-16
14 Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and
at peace. 15 And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, 16 as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.
2 Peter 1:16-21
16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” 18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain.
19 And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
Read the verses above in your Bible and as you do that:
Underline words that describe God’s Word (What is it?).
Circle things that describe the purpose of God’s Word (What is it designed by God to do?).
Put a question mark beside anything that you don’t understand or have questions about (What does this mean?).
Read the chapter 'What is the Bible?' in your Christian Beliefs book
What four words does the book use to describe God’s Word?
Try, in your own words, to describe what those words mean.
Why are some things in the Bible difficult for you to believe or obey?
What is the primary cause of your misunderstandings of Scripture?
List some things that you would have no way of knowing without the Scriptures?
What does it mean that the Bible is sufficient?
What is my plan for making the most of the opportunity to spend time in God’s Word?
How can we help one another to do that?
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness