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Monday, January 21, 2013

Adhering To Scripture

2 Timothy 3:16-17

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 perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

If there were any doubts as to the purpose of scripture our discussion text make plain God's purpose and reason for inspiring men to write as they were led by the Holy Spirit who is God.
With that being said, let us look at God's intentions for giving scriptures, they are profitable for doctrine, which is teaching so that all men may know the truth of His Word and ways and then live according to God's Word. Scriptures are given as guidelines on how men are to live, which is according to God's holy standards. Scriptures are also designed for man's correction when he goes astray, in other words, scripture is a plum line indicating when man's life doesn't align with God's laws. Lastly, scripture is a set of instructions instructing man of the dos and don'ts of life, which are designed to create a righteous life as man was created in the image and likeness of God; therefore, His instructions are to mold man into holiness and perfection so that all the work that man does will be pleasing to God.
Given the purpose of scripture, Are you adhering to them as they are God's Word? It is one thing to read and know scripture, but quite another to adhere to scripture.
Scripture becomes meaningful when we adhere to them.
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