Sunday February 25, 2018 – God Speaks Through ALL Scripture
2 Timothy 3:16-17 says that, 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. When I was reading Numbers 33 and 34 this morning I wondered what God’s purpose was in including this scripture in the Bible. Chapter 33 describes stages in Israel’s journey through the desert and Chapter 34 describes the boundaries of the new land. Both are fairly detailed descriptions that to my limited mind provide no eternal blessing or instruction.
God’s transformative and creative power to speak to us through all scripture is based significantly on our ability to “listen” to what God wants to say to us each and every day. When we start that God will speak to us in all that we do work, play, read and study, we recognize that God is active in all we do, not just our “personal” or “spiritual” lives.
There are many reasons why I “get it” on some days and others it does not seem that there is anything for me in what God is saying through the scripture. Yet God wants to open our eyes to see how he is able to do more than we can ask or imagine (see Eph. 3:20) in every sphere of life. His power changes not only the way we see, but also how we pray and how we read the Bible. He wants us to view every interaction as an opportunity for praise, learning, and God to talk to us and vice versa as we petition him about every concern we have.