“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NIV)
The reading, study, memorization, and recitation of scripture gives the disciple of Jesus the equipment to do good works.
If we blunder into situations with good intentions, but bad information and no tools, is it because we have not enrolled in the academy of the Holy Spirit to be schooled in both the word of God, and in the wisdom of God?
A report published in 2009 by the University of California, San Diego says that nearly half of the average American’s day is devoted to consuming information, whether through television, telephone, radio, texting, on line searches, etc. . . (Please click here to read the report.)
Assuming that we spend 12 hours of each day receiving information, how many hours of the 12 are spent being equipped for good works?
Minute for minute, scripture is the best information available because, while it may not teach us how to make a living, it will certainly teach us how to make a life. – Luther