The Priority of Scripture
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.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
God has given us His Word so that we can be complete through it. The Scripture gives us wisdom and the insight that we need for every situation we find ourselves in. The Psalmist wrote in Psalm 119:105, "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." The Word of God is a guide for our life to give us direction through this dark, sinful world in which we live. As we continue our study this week of the five priorities that we should have as we start this new year, and really throughout our Christian life, we come to the second priority, which is the Scripture. We should daily be in God's Word, not just because we have to because it's our "Christian duty", but it should be our desire to study and soak up His Word so that we can be grounded, closer to God, unmovable in our faith, and ready to answer any man of the hope which lieth within us. Paul wrote to Timothy in these verses, telling him that through the Word of God, he could be grounded and firm as a Christian and that the whole Bible is applicable to his life. The Word of God helps us grow in our faith and causes us to be more Christlike the more we absorb it. God's Word can transform our life into a life that glorifies and brings honor to His name.
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