Read 2 Timothy 3: 1-17
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3: 16-17 (NRSV)
Nelson Nwosu is from Anambra, Nigeria. Years ago, their family embarked on a road trip through Africa. They traveled in a vehicle that was equipped for the rough, rural terrain, and they were well prepared with tools, extra fuel, and supplies. They were confident that no matter what they faced, they had the necessary equipment to navigate their way safely. Throughout that trip they were exceedingly grateful for the hours of preparation they had invested in equipping themselves. They constantly came across challenges that would have significantly delayed their progress or stopped their trip short had they not taken the time and effort to prepare.
In 2 Timothy 3: 16-17, Paul lays out the importance of being prepared for the journey of life. To successfully navigate the changes and challenges we encounter, we must be well prepared. We can do this by investing wholeheartedly in the word of God. When we meditate on the Bible's wisdom, we will find that it fills our hearts and minds with truth, peace and strength. God's word equips us to handle any difficulty we might face, Scripture is our guide that will protect and carry us throughout our journey.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for the wisdom of your word. Equip us by your mercy to handle any challenge life may present, in Jesus' name. Amen.