The Word of God is Useful

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness 2 Timothy 3:16, KJV

Our church held a men’s retreat this past weekend during which we were challenged in holiness, leadership, and in grounding ourselves in the scriptures. Using this text, our final speaker lay it out simply:

  • Doctrine
    • What is right: right belief, right thinking, right behavior, etc.
  • Reproof
    • What is wrong. Scripture is to be used to show us our wrong belief, thinking, behavior, etc.
  • Correction
    • Scripture is to be used to show us how to make what we had wrong, right.
  • Instruction
    • Scripture is also to be used to help us stay right; remain on the narrow path.

    Brothers, dig into the word of God setting for yourselves a strong foundation so you can witstand the many storms of life.

    *The NLT translates “profitable” to useful (used in the title of the post).
    *The KJV is used above in honor of the 400th Anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible

      “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Phil 3:14 ESV


    Filed under 2 Timothy, Faith, New Testament, Scripture

    4 responses to “The Word of God is Useful

    1. Brilliantly layed out. Cheers for sharing it

    2. Very good here Brian, how about you guys?

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