“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” — 2 Timothy 3:16 NLT
I trust the above statement wholeheartedly. This is not because it’s just something I was taught in Sunday School or in church growing up. This is a conviction that has cemented itself in my life over 30 years. I have seen this statement proven true time and time again. The truth found in God’s word has held up over time… both in the centuries since it was written, but also in my life.
You can bank your life on what it says. Life is messy. Sometimes things are thrown at you that you can’t process or deal with… scripture can help.
Are you depressed or hopeless? You can find hope.
Are you scared? You can find courage.
Have you messed up? You can find grace.
The Bible is not just some “good book.” The answers to life are found in it’s pages (or app if you’re digital). Every single word is trustworthy. It will not lead you astray.
We are struggling in this world. Sometimes it seems like everything is falling apart. I challenge you to just try reading scripture. Read the teachings of Jesus and see if you can find hope, grace, forgiveness, and purpose. Just see if your life changes for the better as you spend some time in it.
What could it hurt?