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“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 with bad information and without 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?

Assuming that we spend 12 hours of each day receiving information (e. g. television, telephone, radio, texting, on line searches, etc. . .), 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

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“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NLT)

The word of God is many things, but it is not able to help us to become what God wants us to become without our cooperation. 

We cooperate with God when we take time to read, to study, and to meditate on His written word. Nothing else prepares and equips us for every good work!  Resist all diversions, and accept no substitutes.  – Luther

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