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God Breathed

Make a Faith Journal Using the Bless Method | God Breathed | August 1, 2023 | 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Date: August 1, 2023

I use the BLESS method every morning for my devotional. 

B - Bible Verse
L - Listen for God's Voice and pray
E - Explore the History and meaning
S - Study the Key Words or Phrases
S - Summarize and Share

You can read more about it by going to: What is a Faith Journal?

B - Bible Verse: "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

L - Listen for God's Word and pray: Dear God, as I open your Word, I pray for ears to hear and a heart to receive your divine message. Speak to me through these verses and help me understand your teachings, corrections, and guidance. Equip me for every good work, that I may faithfully serve you. Amen.

E - Explore the History and Meaning: The Apostle Paul wrote this letter to his beloved co-worker Timothy, offering encouragement, advice, and instructions for effective ministry. In these verses, Paul emphasizes the divine inspiration and authority of all Scripture.  These verses uphold the timeless truth that all Scripture is God-breathed, meaning it comes from the very heart of God Himself. It serves multiple vital purposes: teaching us the ways of righteousness, rebuking us when we stray, correcting our errors, and training us to be equipped for every good work.

S - Study the Key Words or Phrases

God-breathed: Scripture is inspired by God and carries His divine authority. 

Useful: The Bible serves a practical purpose in shaping our lives. 

Teaching, Rebuking, Correcting, Training: The various roles Scripture plays in our spiritual growth and development. 

Righteousness: The focus of God's instruction is to lead us in righteous living. 

Equipped: God's Word prepares us for every good work we are called to do.

S - Summarize and Share:

The apostle Paul reminds us that every word in the Bible is not merely human-made but is God-breathed! It's like the very breath of God infused into these sacred pages.

When we say "God-breathed," we're talking about the divine inspiration behind every verse. The Bible isn't just a collection of wise thoughts from ancient people; it's the living, active, and powerful Word of God. He spoke through various authors, using their unique personalities and experiences, but every word carries His divine authority and truth.

This means that as we read the Bible, it's not just ink on paper—it's God Himself speaking to us. His Word is alive and relevant for every aspect of our lives today. It has the power to change our hearts, transform our minds, and equip us for everything He calls us to do.

Let's embrace the fullness of God's Word. Let's approach it with awe and expectation, knowing that as we read, we are encountering the very breath of our Creator. We should be listening attentively to His voice, and letting His Word shape our thoughts, guide our decisions, and fill our hearts with His love.

As we cherish the God-breathed Scriptures, we can find comfort in knowing that the same God who breathed life into the universe, wants to breathe life into us through His Word. So, let's dive in together, exploring the depths of God's heart, and discovering the abundant life He offers through His beautiful, inspired Word all month long.

Bible Cross References:

Psalm 33:6 - "By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth."

2 Peter 1:21 - "For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit."

Hebrews 4:12 - "For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."

Isaiah 40:8 - "The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever."

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