“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” 2 Tim 3:16-17
A majority of Christians have a dilemma. They say they believe in Jesus and then choose to they follow their feelings, logic, and worldly wisdom, rather than His Eternal Truth. Do you believe the Bible is God’s Truth? This is a most important question for Christians.
Jesus is clear on His teaching here: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” John 14:6 … and “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 … “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 As anyone can clearly see Jesus and the word are one and the same. For someone to say I believe in Christ, and then to disregard the Bible is a gross hypocrisy.
The problem for many is that God’s word teaches of things that are miraculous and oftentimes impossible from a human point of view. As a result, to follow the teachings of Christ requires faith. And to those in the world this may appear to be foolish or old fashioned. But in reality, with Christ the opposite is true – old things passed away, and new things have come.
To walk with Christ is to establish Jesus and his Truth as the certain foundation that guides our daily walk. When a disciple believes that “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” … he grows in faith, courage, and peace in the face of any and All challenges that life can bring.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
When we are willing and able to humble our beliefs and thinking to His ways, we enter into his peace and rest which transcends all understanding. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
And when we trust in Christ and His absolute promises, at that point our greatest weaknesses become our sources of strength. And we can know that the Creator of All things is working every single thing out for our best. In All problems, afflictions, obstacles, stumbling blocks, and challenges we can take a rest and be at peace in Jesus. As a result, the apostle Paul grew to a point where he took pleasure in his worst of circumstances.
“a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
I will close with a question. How can you live a life that is All Inspired by God? The answer is easy. Moment by Moment, Follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, and stand firm upon His inspired eternal Truth.
Grace and Peace to you my friends, Bob West ©