2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NLT)
16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. 17 It is God's way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do.
The words of the Bible are words penned by men, but inspired by God. The Greek word theopneustos, which means “inspired by God”, is a derivative of the word peno, which means to breath or to blow. Therefore the scriptures are words that came from the breath of God. These words are there to direct our lives, guiding us in what is right and wrong. God didn’t just leave man to think on his own how he should relate to God, but God left instructions. It was His way of preparing us to do His will.
Have you tried any of the new phone technology, such as blue tooth or VoIP? Gone are the simple days of just plugging a phone into your wall. Now you have to be able to setup the phone and make sure it is compatible with other devices. In one report it said 40% of people trying to setup a VoIP phone could not do it. Of course if those 40% are like other people I know; they probably never opened the instruction booklet and read it page by page. Most people are looking for the easy, quick solution without having to read through all the material. They think they are taking a shortcut, but often it ends up taking longer because they missed a critical step in the configuration and they created problems along the way. But that is how a lot of us follow The Bible. We read through quickly just trying to find a quick answer without understanding God’s intent or purpose. Some people just look for a verse to justify what they are doing, but never spend time with God and reading His word to understand the full content of His instruction. God gave us an instruction manual on life with Him and it’s something we need to read. Not reading The Bible is just like trying to setup technology without instructions, you might not end up with the desired results. Pray that you will learn from God’s word that He spoke to man. Ask God for help in applying His word to your life. Take in the full content of His word so that you may fully know about Him.