All Scripture is given by inspiration of God . . . that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Not many of us are spelunkers—people who explore caves for recreation. Nor are we deep-sea divers or mountain climbers. Even fewer of us have traveled to the North or South Pole on foot. In all of those environments, life can depend on having the right tools or equipment at hand. Backing up further, having those tools is down to preparation. When life is on the line in extreme environments, preparation and equipment are critical.
How much more true is that when we venture into the spiritual darkness of this world? While it may be possible to lose one’s life in extreme environments, losing one’s own soul is an even greater threat (Matthew 16:26). Therefore, preparation and proper tools for our life-journey are required. The apostle Paul wrote that God has provided a tool whereby we can be “thoroughly equipped”—the Word of God. It is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path (Psalm 119:105). To venture into life without the Word of God is a risk we don’t want to take.
At the beginning of this new year, make sure you have a plan for preparing yourself daily with the life-saving truths of God’s Word.
All the knowledge you want is comprised in one book, the Bible. John Wesley