Discipleship | Lesson 8 | Devotion 3
II Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
We all love a little bit of convenience in our life. Companies will spend a fortune on opening a new store or developing themselves to become more convenient. Many stores refer to themselves as “the one stop shop.” Their desire is for you to see them as the one place where all your needs can be met. What’s funny is. It works! We have grocery lists a mile long that includes vegetables, fruit, meat, medicine, frozen foods, cosmetic supplies, and so much more. Can you imagine if we had to go to a separate store for all of these needs? We are beneficiaries of someone creating a “one-stop shop.”
Did you know that the Bible can be your “one-stop shop” for all of your spiritual needs? Actually, the Bible is the “one-stop shop” for many of life’s needs. While you may not be able to get your freezer meals and your toothpaste within the pages of Scripture, you can find doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction according to the verse we just ready. Not only can you find these things, but you can find truth, encouragement, comfort, wisdom, and so much more!
The convenience of God and His Word is one that is offered to us twenty-four hours a day and three hundred sixty-five days a year! We can come to the Word of God in search of solutions to our problems. Keep a copy of God’s Word with you as often as you can. Consider developing a plan to memorize Scripture that you can easily access for when you don’t have a copy of God’s Word. God has given His Word to us to be studied, but our study should lead us to relying on the help of God in our daily lives. No need to run and look elsewhere, look into the Word of God. It’s convenient, it’s free, and it’s right every single time. Access the convenience of the “one-stop shop for all of life’s real needs” as often as you can.