“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
The first thing that we should be is a Scripture people. We should be people who are baptized and saturated in the life of God’s word. We should treasure it and know that it is a true gift. Many of us think, “I just don’t know if the Bible is for me.” Listen, the Bible is for you; you probably just have a wrong translation or a bad experience. Don’t give up on the Scriptures.
I used to think that about Brussels sprouts. I hated this vegetable that, to me, had the most toxic, horrible flavor. And I remember once sitting at a well-reviewed restaurant when I asked a very enthusiastic foodie, “Jason, if I were going to die today and needed to have one plate from this restaurant, what would that one plate be?
He said, “Order the Brussels sprouts.”
I said, “There’s no way.” But, then I relented. “Jason, I’ll have one order of Brussels sprouts.” They were flash fried and flakey, in this mustard sauce, and they were amazing. You see, I didn’t think Brussels sprouts were for me until I met Jason.
That’s like reading Scripture. Try it and you’ll see!
PRAYER: Dear Lord, I admit that I have resisted meditating on your word at times, but I know that you gave it to me to bless my life. Amen.
REFLECTION: What has been your best experience while meditating on God’s word?