Wise for salvation, equipped for service

RE Verse reading–Psalm 119:9-16; Acts 17:10-12; 2 Timothy 3:14-17 (day seven) 
“From infancy you have know the holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. . .that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”  (2 Timothy 3:15, 17)  We are caught in a philosophical conflict.  The world against the Spirit.  Hugely important!  Is there a God?  Is He NECESSARY for life?  Most of us tend toward philosophical humanism.  The bias of the present age.  Consequently, we believe that we are capable of making good decisions and free to do so (even when we fail) without fear of being criticized because we were “true to ourselves.”  The scripture denies such SELFishness.  It declares that a “word” from God is necessary.  His word and wisdom, external to us and higher than us, is something we desperately need.  Ego-shattering!  Life-giving!  Only through Holy Scripture can we have wisdom for salvation and equipment for God-planned good works.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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