Monday, August 22, 2011
There's Gotta be a Better Way: The Other 3:16
Most of us are familiar with John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
But there is another 3:16 that is all too important to miss.
"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." II Timothy 3:16-17
As a Bible scholar, I know first hand the challenges of understanding what the Word of God is saying. Still, after years of practice, I struggle from time to time to understand what certain passages are saying in their original context and for present day application. Like many things in life, we get frustrated but believe in our hearts "THERE'S GOTTA BE A BETTER WAY!"
Therefore, I often remind myself of what the scripture is for and that eases my approach. This reminds me it strengthens my life. To all who attempt to read it, meditate on it, and apply it will get wisdom, knowledge and understanding.
So, are you ready to be equipped for every good work? Let's get started. I want to know from you, what have you always longed to understand in terms of the Bible- The Word of God? For the past two years this blog has attempted to demonstrate how the scripture helps us through everyday life. Now, it's time to go deeper in the scripture. Your comments will help me determine the direction to take the blog for your quiet time and personal edification in Christ.