The other component of Lesson 47 is that the Bible is all I need; it is sufficient. Peter says that “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,” (2 Peter 1:3). One of the traps we often fall into is thinking that we need the Word of God plus more education, or human methods of gaining understanding or some human guru or guide. No!
Paul adds to our verse yesterday that “All Scripture” will make “the man of God…complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). The word “complete” means “capable, qualified, fitted, and able to meet all demands”. That is enough for me! The more I read, study and thirst for “the water of the word” (Ephesians 5:26) and “solid food” (Hebrews 5:14), the more satisfied I am, the more equipped I become, and the more confidence I have in the ability of the Spirit to teach me “all things” (John 14:16). The word “equipped” means to “make adequate”.
My prayer for you is that your confidence in God’s Word and the Holy Spirit will grow and you will experience Him making you adequate for what He has called you to do. Often the ‘completing and equipping’ happens in the doing. Lean on the Word and the Spirit through a willing, obedient heart!
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