Summary: How the Bible is from God only
You are Blessed (Author Unknown)
If you own a Bible, you are abundantly blessed. About 1/3 of the world does not have access to one.
If you wake up each morning with more health than illness, you are blessed to rise and shine, to live and to serve in a new day.
If you have anyone on the planet, just one person that loves you and listens to you; count this a blessing.
If you can freely attend a church meeting without fear, then you are more blessed than over 1/3 of the world.
If you pray today or any day, you are blessed because you believe in God's willingness to hear your prayer.
If you pray for someone else, you are blessed because you want to help others also.
If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head, and a place to sleep; all at the same time; you are rich in this world.
If you have a brother or sister in Christ that will pray with you and for you, you benefit from a spiritual unity, bond, and agreement, which the gates of hell cannot stand against.
If you have an earthly family that even halfway love you and support you, you are blessed beyond measure.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, or some spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the world's wealthy.
If you can go to bed each night, knowing that God loves you, you are blessed beyond measure.
If you can read this message, you are more blessed than about 1/3 of the world who cannot read at all.
If you have never had to endure the hardship and agony of battle, imprisonment, or torture, you are blessed in indescribable measure.
If you can hold someone's hand, hug another person, touch someone on the shoulder, you are blessed because you can offer God's healing touch.
If you can share a word of encouragement with someone else, and do it with His love in your heart, you are blessed because you have learned how to give.
If you have the conviction to stand fast upon His Word and His promises, no matter what, you are blessed because you are learning patience, endurance, and tenacity.
If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because most people can, but many will not.
Be Thankful to your Lord!
Your Bible is God-breathed
2 Tim. 3:16-17
Paul here explains why we’re to live by the Book. We’re to live by the Book, he says, for three reasons. We’re to live by the Book first because the words of this Book come right out of God’s mouth. They’ve been breathed right out of God’s mouth, and Paul uses one long Greek word to express that whole sentence: that the words of this book come right out of the mouth of God. They’re breathed out from the heart and mouth of God, and that’s why we ought to live by this Book; because this Book has been breathed out by God.
Secondly, we’re to live by this Book because it is the most practical book in the world.
Thirdly, we’re to live by this Book because it tells us how to live with God, here and hereafter. You might be asking where do we get this from. “All Scripture is inspired by God” That’s the phrase where Paul explains that the words of this Bible are the “breathed out” words of God. The words of this Book come right out of God’s mouth.
Then we read“...And profitable for teaching.” This Book is profitable. It’s the most practical book in the world. It’s the most profitable, practical book in the world.
Let us take note, it tells us how to live life with God, so that “the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” This Book tells you how to live with God. Now we want to look at three things together because there’s a world of truth in those three wonderful statements.
I. All the bible is inspired.
First of all, look at Paul’s statement, this triple statement about the nature and qualities and usefulness of the word of God. The first thing that he says is that this Scripture is inspired. Now, we need to stop right there and say that very often when we say ‘inspired’ we mean something different than what Paul is saying here.
This is a statement which says that the words of the Bible are God’s words: they are so much God’s words that we can speak of them as being breathed out of His mouth. They are “God-breathed.” That’s how you could translate that little word inspired in your English Bibles. The words of the Bible are God-breathed, and the Apostle Paul is affirming here that all Scripture is God-breathed. And now notice several things about this: first of all, Paul declares that the entire Bible, not just some Bible, is God-breathed. There are many people who like to go through the Bible with scissors and cut out things that they don’t like, Thomas Jefferson went through his Gospels, and he cut out all the miracles of Jesus Christ, because he said “no reasonable man could possibly believe that Jesus did these miracles. Now, Jesus’ ethical teaching, oh, it’s wonderful, it’s inspired; it’s the most wonderful stuff in the history of the world I love that. The miracles are unrelated to Christianity. I’ll cut them out of my Bible.”