2 Timothy 3.10-17 – January 2, 2020

2 Timothy 3.10-17

10 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, 11 persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. 12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God p may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (NIV)

The image of Timothy, Paul’s young prodigy, knowing the word of God since infancy is a testimony to not only Timothy’s mother and grandmother (see 2 Timothy 1.5), but also the importance Paul has placed in the need to be in the scripture often.

Thought Questions:

Who in your life is an example of the way to live a Godly life in Christ? For whom are you an example?

What strategies do you use to learn scripture? In what ways might you be able to expand the way you do this, to learn even more?

In what ways have you found scripture to be useful for teaching, rebuking, correction, and training in righteousness?

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