“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV)
After Jesus ascended to Heaven the Holy Spirit was sent by The Father to abide in the lives of every person who by faith believed in Jesus, who He is and what His word was. In John 14:26 Jesus promised that the “Helper (Holy Spirit) would teach you…and bring to your remembrance all that I have said.” God has given us His Word, and we recognize its value.. In the second letter the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy, he underscored this fact. God’s purpose in inspiring the writers of our Bible was to give us His will in His word. By preserving these writings so that we have them available to us today, many centuries later God has helped His people to understand His words so that we may know His plan and purpose for our lives. And what has been God’s purpose? It has been to equip each of us to carry on His work of reaching others with His message and offer of salvation. So, as we read God’s Word, as we study the Bible, as we listen to others teach us from it, God is making us complete by equipping for every good work.