Breathed Out By God
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Having been made righteous – right with God – we now need to go on to be trained in righteousness. This is how the Apostle Paul says that can happen:
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NIV).
This is one of the great claims of the Bible about itself, that it was “breathed out” by God Himself. Why? So that you, a servant of God, might be equipped to do “every good work”.
How equipped do you feel right now to do what God has for you to do? If you don’t feel “thoroughly equipped” as Paul puts it, what clues do these verses give us as to how we might address that?