2 Timothy 3:14-17
As for you, continue in the things you have learned and about which you have become convinced. You know from whom you learned them and that from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, and for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, well equipped for every good work.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending your Holy Spirit to the prophets and apostles to record your holy writings in scripture, and thank you for giving us your word. You gave the promises of the Old Testament to mankind, so we would know you were sending us a Savior. The New Testament writers recorded that fulfillment of the Old Testament. They recorded how Jesus came and suffered on the cross for all our sins. Jesus’ work has brought us our forgiveness, and your word tells us whoever believes this truth will have eternal life. These holy writings bring us your peace and promise, and through your sacred scriptures, they make us wise to salvation. Our sinful flesh wants to separate ourselves from you and to chase after what is evil. Yet through your holy writers, we are corrected and rebuked for all the ways we sin. You want us to recognize our sin and turn back to you. There we have forgiveness through your Son, and by faith, we believe we have that forgiveness, and our guilt is also removed. We have peace in the certainty of eternal life. Our faith causes this response of gratitude to love and help others; we become equipped for every good work through our faith. Lord, we pray that you would send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen our faith that we may share this good news of our Savior with others. Amen.
Pastor Roger Emmons
Become complete in Christ alone. Through faith, we are restored back to the Father and whole again, and without God, we are left with a big hole filled with guilt.