Saturday, January 14, 2017
2 Tim 3.17
2Ti 3:17 that the man (woman) of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Complete. Equipped for every good work. How does one get this way? Through God's Word.
2Ti 3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
All Scripture is profitable for the man or woman of God. All Scripture completes the man or woman of God and all Scripture equips the man or woman of God for every good work. It's amazing to me that it is only by His Word and His Spirit that we are equipped. It is not by our power, might, talent or planning. It is nothing we bring to the table, but it is His grace poured out on us through God's Word. No matter the work in front of us, we are equipped as we draw near to God and His Word. He alone has all wisdom for every good work and He alone can strengthen and encourage us as we press on to be faithful to what He has placed in our life.
2Co 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
IN ALL THINGS
AT ALL TIMES
May survive every good work? May endure every good work? No. grace changes things.
MAY ABOUND IN EVERY GOOD WORK. God doesn't want His people just scraping by in life. He wants them abounding, perfect and complete. As we surrender to His Spirit, accept His grace and live by His Word, He accomplishes this in our life.