"A Minute with the Master" - Friday, January 18, 2019 - by Rev. Everett Kimble
2 Timothy 3:16-17 King James Version (KJV) 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, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
How about that, righteousness does come with instructions…
All of my children are adults now, so I don’t get to put many toys and things together around the holidays, but I did get the chance to spend time with one of my nephews a few Christmases ago. He had gotten a remote control car that we could not get to work. We tried everything we could think of and still, when we pressed the go button, nothing. Finally tired of waiting he looked at me and said, “Uncle Everett why don’t we read the instructions?” (And a little child shall lead them. – Isaiah 11:6) Right in the very first sentence the instructions read, “Please open the battery compartment and remove the protective cover before attempting to operate this device.” I did and it worked. There was nothing wrong with the toy I just hadn’t taken the time to read the instructions.
And here is where I would like to encourage someone today. Things may not be going quite the way you planned they would. Your relationship with your spouse or your children may be strained and broken. You may be struggling with how to communicate your values on the job. It may seem like it is getting harder and harder to fit in at church. Let me just ask you a simple question. When was the last time you read the instructions? A daily dose of scripture has a way of opening our eyes and allowing us to see things a bit clearer.
It may not be that these things are broken, you might just need to go back and read what the bible says about your situation. Whatever you need it’s in there.
2 Timothy 3:1617 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, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
Be blessed today!
Additional daily inspirations are available in the book Stronger and Wiser by Dianne Prince.