Necessity Of Scripture

In The Word

Read: 2 Timothy 3



Difficult Times Will Come

But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, slanderers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness although they have denied its power; avoid such people as these. For among them are those who slip into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, worthless in regard to the faith.But they will not make further progress; for their foolishness will be obvious to all, just as was that also of Jannes and Jambres.

10 Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me! 12 Indeed, all who want to live in a godly way in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 13 But evil people and impostors will proceed from badto worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and beneficial for teaching, for rebuke, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man or woman of God may be fully capable, equipped for every good work.

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Walking In The Word


Paul warned Timothy about people who behaved inappropriately because they chose not to live according to God’s righteous, written standard. These people lived according to their own standard, which led them farther away from the truth of God’s Word. So Paul encouraged Timothy to not be influenced by these kinds of people but to learn from devout men who have committed their lives to God’s standard. Paul reminded Timothy about the necessity and effectiveness of God’s Word: “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 Timothy 3:16-17).  

God’s Word is useful to every part of our lives and it gives the right guidance no matter what situation we are facing. Even though it was man who wrote it on paper, it was God who guided man’s hand so that His Word would be available to all who believe. Some people incorrectly view Scripture as inspirational writings, wisdom to be considered, or mere stories like fairytales. Rather, God’s Word is the absolute truth that is to be obeyed and put into every part of a person’s life. 

Have you made God’s Word the absolute standard for your life and apply it wholeheartedly? It is the key to your success, strength, and stability. Do not let Jesus say to you, “Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” (Luke 6:46). 

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