How could we possibly understand the mind of God? He is so far above us, we have no way of comprehending! Thankfully, God has reached out to us through scripture to teach us His way. Without this wonderful gift, we would wander lost, unable to fully appreciate His love for us. Paul writes in his letter to Timothy, “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Did you read that word “proficient”? That’s what God wants for His children, that we become knowledgeable in these lessons, to understand His love and care, and to share it with all our brothers and sisters. The psalmist sings “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (Psalm 119:105) What a wonderful gift – God teaches us and calls us to be part of His work on earth, to spread the Good News everywhere!
In Jesus’ parable of the sower from Mark 4:1-20, we hear that the Gospel is like seed to be planted everywhere. He warns that some seed will fall where it will not grow, but He also encourages us that some seed will bear fruit in abundance! Let us be joyful sowers of God’s word, willing to go even to the barren and broken hearts to make them fertile fields for the Lord!
Gracious God, thank You for the gift of scripture to help us understand You better. Please continue to teach and guide us that we may be proficient in serving You!