God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Timothy 3

GOD’S WORD PREPARES YOU FOR GOD’S WORK

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 competent, equipped for every good work.  (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

God has a goal for all creation.  The universe was created to bring Him glory, and even though sin has stunted the process, His desire remains the same.

In order to accomplish this desire, God could have chosen to micro-manage the process, but He didn’t.  Instead, He chose His people to make it happen, despite our inherent lack of worthiness for the job.

But Jesus made us worthy.

Not only that, but God gave us a guide, a toolkit, an empowering resource that contains all the knowledge and power we need to accomplish all the assignments He’s given us.  What is that resource?  It’s His Word, inspired and illuminated by His Holy Spirit.

If you find yourself feeling unqualified for great things, turn to Scripture as your source.

If you find yourself feeling unprepared for good works, turn to Scripture as your supply.

No matter what your background may be, the Bible can give you the tools you need for Kingdom success.  So, rest in God’s provision and read God’s Word, and let this truth set your mind at ease: God’s Word prepares you for God’s work.

–Pastor Phillip