But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:14-17 ESV)
Hymn ELH 232:1,6 How Precious Is the Book Divine
How precious is the Book Divine,
By inspiration given!
Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine
To guide our souls to heaven,
To guide our souls to heaven.
This lamp through all the dreary night
Of life shall guide our way
Till we behold the clearer light
Of an eternal day,
Of an eternal day.
Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of Your Word, given by inspiration of Your Holy Spirit. Help me, through that Word, to be equipped for the good You have planned for me to do in faith. In Jesus’ name. Amen.