Sufficiency of Scripture

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV) All that we need is in scripture, it is sufficient for our salvation and to our walks with Christ. Yet here’s the challenge to that… “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” (Deuteronomy 29:29 ESV).

So then are we content to say I will let the Bible be what God gave it to be? And when we don’t understand we go to His Word and prepare ourselves to hear what the Word says and to be okay if it doesn’t answer our question fully or to our likening. Although other teachers may inspire us, we must never rely on their teachings alone, but compare all to the Bible and it’s full truth.

Scripture is Necessary

“…from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”(2 Tim 3:15). “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”(Matt 4:4). “Just as our physical lives are maintained by daily nourishment with physical food, so our spiritual lives are maintained by daily nourishment with the Word of God.” – Wayne Grudem

I truly hope we grab hold of that truth; we must keep ourselves in God’s Scriptures, the Bible. Whether it’s a daily verse/devotional, a few minutes reading before your day begins or before it ends, or maybe even an hour long bible study. Find ways to keep your self in scripture, because the bible makes it clear it is important to salvation and to continue to grow our walks with God. It is a Necessity!


“You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it; that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you” – Deuteronomy 4:2. I think we would agree with this passage that we should not add or remove from the Word of God. However, we too often in our daily living and thinking add or remove from the scriptures of the Bible. Not to say we can’t interpret or reflect on scripture but more so that we must be very careful what we allow ourselves to hear and take to heart.

We too often take what some says, from what they learned and then use it to formulate what we believe, and we never take it to the scripture to see if it’s truth. I’ve seen to many times someone or myself have been lead astray by false words or belief. I find it crazy that we have access to the very Words of God in the Bible, yet we don’t read it to teach us who God is. Let truth be spread as truth and let the distorted truth and lies be washed away.

Truth, Action and Prayer

The study of God and His word is a critical thing to our Christian faith and many forget the importance of it. Of course, study of truth alone isn’t enough because taking it into practice is critical! But on the other hand action without a solid foundation of truth can lead to grave mistakes and misunderstanding. I hope this year through these blogs and other interactions that we all may seek out the hard truth’s of God and not be ashamed of the gospel and what it says.

Also that we may pause everyday during our busy schedules, if only for a moment, reflect on God and His Word. That’s my challenge, don’t just stop for a moment and read this blog, or just throw a 5 second prayer out before walking in the door. But to take a moment to stop and think upon God who is in heaven on His throne reigning supremely over and in all things in heaven and on earth, the visible and invisible.