Happy Monday, I pray everyone had a great day in God's house yesterday. Our service in Ottawa was fantastic. We talked about the Biblical definition of success vs the worldly definition of success. This got me thinking about the importance of reading God's word. after all, how are we supposed to know the One who gave their life for us if we do not spend time with Him. For those that have spent time in the Bible, you know that it offers us answers to all of life's difficult questions...like "what is success," for example. Today we are looking at
2 Tim. 3:16
16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
Here are a few very commonly asked questions:
What is the purpose to life? Where did I come from? Is there life after death? How do I get to heaven? Why is the world full of evil? Why do I struggle to do good? In addition to these "big" questions, the Bible gives much practical advice in areas such as: What do I look for in a mate? How can I have a successful marriage? How can I be a good friend? How can I be a good parent? What is success and how do I achieve it? How can I change? What really matters in life? How can I live so that I do not look back with regret? How can I handle the unfair circumstances and bad events of life victoriously?
Looking at all of those questions can seem overwhelming for sure. Good news though: God's word holds the answers to every one of these questions. Christians and non-Christians alike have asked these questions through the ages. We are a broken society that calls evil, good and good, evil. No wonder we are so confused-wondering around like a chicken with its head cut off. We do not have to live like that. We can turn to the very One that created us to receive answers. The Bible is not some ancient book full of good advice-it is our instruction manual for life- a true, victorious, life.