A-Z: Famous stories from the Bible: The importance of the Word of God

Definition

In one of his final New Testament letters, to a young Christian leader called Timothy, Paul explains how important it is that Timothy carries on living according to the Christian truths that he has already learned and knows to be sound. He can rely on these truths because the people who have taught him are trustworthy, and because they tally with what he has studied in the Bible since childhood.

Paul writes that the scriptures are able to make Timothy wise so that he can be saved through his faith in Jesus. He describes the whole Bible as being inspired by God, useful for teaching, for rebuking people when they are in the wrong, for pointing out a better way to behave and for training people how to live lives fully pleasing to God, so that God’s followers can be ready and fully prepared for every good work he asks them to perform.

The story illustrates:

  • The importance and centrality of the Bible to Christians in their daily life and its practical usefulness to them.

Related Topics

Big Ideas: Word of God

Bible References

2 Timothy 3:14-17
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