ALL SCRIPTURE IS GOD-BREATHED AND IS USEFUL FOR TEACHING, REBUKING, CORRECTING AND TRAINING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS
(2 Timothy 3:16).
All Scripture is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness; however, you need the Breath of the Almighty to make it come alive in your heart. In other words, do not separate Scripture from your relationship with God.
YOU DILIGENTLY STUDY THE SCRIPTURES BECAUSE YOU THINK THAT BY THEM YOU POSSESS ETERNAL LIFE. THESE ARE THE SCRIPTURES THAT TESTIFY ABOUT ME, YET YOU REFUSE TO COME TO ME TO HAVE LIFE
Study the Scriptures diligently, beautiful Child, because they are useful for teaching, but do not use them as a substitute for your fellowship with ME, Jesus. Remember, I came to be your Wisdom from God. Know that the Scriptures are useful for training in righteousness, but do not use them as a substitute for ME, your Righteousness from Heaven. Use the Scriptures for correction, but do not forget that you are solely dependent on ME for Redemption and Sanctification.
BUT OF HIM ARE YE IN CHRIST JESUS, WHO OF GOD IS MADE UNTO US WISDOM, AND RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND SANCTIFICATION, AND REDEMPTION
Celebrate that the Scriptures testify about Truth—I am the Truth. Only My personal touch can turn the accusatory beliefs of condemnation, shame, rejection, and abandonment in your mind into Truth. Know that the Scriptures testify about Love—I am Love. Only My Love in your heart can change you. Understand that the Scriptures testify about Hope—I am Hope. Only I, Jesus, can turn your hopelessness into Hope.
Therefore, Child, read the Scriptures with the goal to connect with Me, so I may give you Life. Study the Word in order to invite Me—Love, Hope, and Truth—into your heart. Read the Bible, not only to know ABOUT Me, but to know ME, personally. I will breathe divine Revelation into your spirit, soul, and body through My Word.
What are your expectations when you read the Scriptures: to know ABOUT God, or to draw near to the Lord Jesus, so you may experience HIM in your life, through His Word?
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, meet with me when I read Your Word, so I may connect with YOU, personally.
Maintain an Awareness
How much of our misbehavior sprouts from trying to PROVE that we are acceptable, worthy, loved, and wanted, because the OLD MAN character, conveniently formed in us by the father-of-lies, christened us unacceptable, unworthy, unloved, and unwanted?