2 Timothy 3:15-17 (NLT)
15 You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus. 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 corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

Paul was writing to Timothy about the evils of man. He had described how people would fall to sin and that their nature should be avoided. So in these verses, Paul confirms the words Timothy heard all of his life from the scriptures. He reassures him the scriptures are from God and they teach us what is right or wrong.

When an auto mechanic wants to know more about how to repair a particular type of car they turn to a service manual for that make and model of car. A programmer who is trying to understand the internal programming for a computer will turn to the manual written for that specific computer and program. Even appliances in our home come with user manuals explaining their installation and operation. These manuals are often written by the company that designed and produced the item for which they are associated. God who created us, gave use a manual for living called the Bible. Its purpose is to help us realize what is broken in our lives. It provides a way for those problems to be healed through salvation in Jesus Christ. The words of God teach us and correct us. It is standard equipment for our lives to prepare us for the good work we should perform. Have you been reading the service manual for your life? Have you identified the broken areas and found the solutions for living? Read God’s word and pray He will open your eyes with understanding and wisdom. Pray God would reveal through His scriptures the things you should do in your life.