CORRECTION BY GOD
“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)
God created us to have communion with Him. We lost our innocence through Adam and Eve, our first parents, and we need God’s confrontation over our corruption. He does this by convicting us of sin and revealing the need for Jesus Christ to save us. Once saved, the Holy Spirit continues to convict us, leading us to confession which leads to God correcting our path to walk with Him again.
The Bible reveals the path God has outlined. The Scripture is authoritative over our lives and reveals God’s best for us. The Word teaches us what is true and reproves thoughts that are false. The Bible also corrects our lives and affirms what is righteous in God’s eyes. Hebrews 4:12 says that the Bible is alive and has the power to reveal our true intentions and to change our lives toward godliness.
When God reveals His truth to us in His Word, we can either turn from His instruction, rebelling against His desires for us, or we can turn to His Word allowing it to transform our lives.
C.H. Spurgeon said, “I would recommend you either believe this book of God, every letter of it, or else reject it. There is no logical standing place between the two. Be satisfied with nothing less than a faith that swims in the depths of divine revelation; a faith that paddles about the edge of the water is poor faith at best. It is little better than a dry-land faith, and is not good for much.”
LIVING OUT GOD’S BEST TODAY
Application of God’s Truth
A life of faith is not just one of obeying God because duty demands it. God’s Word is God’s gift to reveal how to be blessed and live out God’s best. Invite God to correct anything He desires.