“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV)
Anyone who’s ever taken a road trip knows that there are comfortable methods to get somewhere, and then there are the less-desirable strategies. You can rattle your way across the prairies in an old VW bug, or go in style and comfort in a properly designed vehicle.
When I was a kid, we rented an RV to drive to California. This was the way to travel. Everything we needed was only a reach away. Comfortable beds, cold food and — most importantly — a bathroom. A motor home is the way to go . . . especially when you have to go!
Having the best equipped vehicle can make all the difference. Yes, we hopefully will all arrive at our desired destination, but some of us will arrive fresh and smiling while others will pull up a disheveled mess with countless empty coffee cups spilling out when the door opens.
In life, we are called to be ready and equipped to do every good work. The question is . . . how do we ensure that we are properly equipped?
We need to be in the Word to find all we need to travel this earth in style and with grace. There are so many things and trials in this world that we don’t understand and mysteries lurking around every corner. But, by being immersed and well-versed in God-breathed instruction, when we pull up to a challenge in life, there won’t be garbage falling out around us, but instead we will walk in His peace and power.
Lord, forgive us for the miles and miles we’ve traveled without You and Your instruction. Help us to choose to be plugged into You and well-equipped for the work You’ve called us to do.