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Reflecting on the Scriptures

2 Timothy 2:7

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Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.

2 Timothy 2:7 NIV

Paul’s letters to Timothy have always had a special place in my life as a believer. As a young man, I found what Paul had to say to the young Timothy to be especially relevant. I am no longer a young man, but Paul’s words to Timothy still speak to me as I seek to follow in his footsteps, serving the Lord in the place he has given me.

Paul’s words in this verse specifically deal with what he has just said about his commitment to serving Christ with an undivided heart and mind. But I believe it has relevance to all of the Scripture. We are often guilty of just reading the Scripture without thinking about what we have read. To paraphrase this verse a bit, Paul tells us to reflect, or meditate, on what we are reading. And, when we do, the Lord will help us to gain an understanding of his word.

Take Time to Reflect

Don’t be satisfied with just reading your Bible each day. As Paul goes on to say, all Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is useful for our lives as believers (2 Tim. 3:16-17). So take the time to reflect on what you have read. Seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit in giving you understanding. What lesson does the Lord have to teach you in what you have read? As you do that, you will find the Bible becomes more than just words on a page. It becomes God’s living and timeless word. And you will find God speaking to you through what you read, guiding you into an ever deeper relationship with himself. It takes extra effort. But it is well worth taking the time to reflect on the Scriptures.

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Ed Jarrett

Just an old clay jar that God continues to see fit to use in his kingdom's work. I am retired, married with 2 children, and 4 grandchildren. I have followed Jesus for many years. And I love to share what He has given me from His word.

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