Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 161/260: Read 2 Peter 3

How important is Bible study? The apostle Paul reminds us, “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 complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Seems pretty important, right?

James wrote, “Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls” (James 1:21). The Word is profitable, and it is soul-saving. That’s more than important. That’s essential.

Peter says that we must “be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior,” but warns that the Scriptures can be misused if we are not careful. He says that within the writings of inspired men are “some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction.”

Consult trustworthy sources by sound men, such as Guy N. Woods, Gus Nichols, Robert Taylor Jr., and Wayne Jackson, understanding that even the most sound can be wrong. Study them, then search the Scriptures for verification of what they teach.

Memory (Read aloud 5-10 times)

1 Timothy 1:15. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.

Pray

Pray for wisdom as you study God’s inspired Word.

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