2 Timothy 3:14–15 (NKJV) “14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
I had just finished mowing the lawn. And as I was putting the lawnmower away I touched one of the parts of the lawnmower that was super-hot. It seemed like I instantly took my hand away, but it was too late. I had a second-degree burn that immediately produced a blister. Since that time, I have always been very conscientious of where I touch the lawnmower after I have used it. In short, I have learned my lesson to not repeat the mistakes of touching the hot part of the lawnmower. While we can learn from our mistakes, we can also learn from our successes as well.
In our scripture above, we are reminded the lessons we learn from the Bible will only continue to benefit us in the present and in the future. That is why we must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of…the Holy Scriptures…
The Bible is the only spiritual authority that is as applicable today as when it was penned over 2000 years ago! Why? Because the author of the Bible is God who knows the past, present and future because He is Omniscient (All Knowing). Therefore, it makes sense that the lessons we learn from the scripture can help us out in 2016 AD just as it helped our Christian brothers and sisters in 1016 AD and beyond.
In fact, we are told in speaking of the OT history in 1 Corinthians 10:11 (NKJV), “Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.”
Furthermore, we are told, in Hebrews 4:12 (NKJV) “12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
Therefore, let’s learn the lessons of the Bible and let the word of God, which is alive, navigate us in the decisions we make in this life.