2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV)
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.
I read about a new pastor once that responded to the statement about being biblically accurate and theologically sound, rightly interpreting the Word of Truth.
He said, “I just take what I like, what fits, and I make it shine and sparkle, entertaining and inspiring. And that’s really all I want to do.”
That is a tragic thought. If devotion is not based upon proven truth, it’s shallow. And if biblical truth is twisted, it’s heresy. It’s not going to accomplish anything. It is merely shallow sentiment. It is passing the time.
We have to work hard to understand God’s Word! Why? It’s only in the Bible that we can truly know what a Christian is, what God has done for us, and what God wants to do for us.
Dear Lord, help us to focus on Your Word more in the new year. Help us to take the time to be still and study Your Word so that we may be more like You. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.