Jun 9, 2017
In the second half of chapter three, Paul gives Timothy a lecture on the primacy of Scripture and provides an unapologetic testimony to his own faithfulness to the Word. For Paul, the Old Testament Scriptures were not just important, they were essential to understanding the incredible nature of Jesus Christ’s coming. As a former Pharisee, Paul was a student of the Hebrew Scriptures and was equipped to see in them the incredible fulfillments of prophecy brought about by Jesus’ coming, His death and resurrection. These were not the writings of men, but the words of God Himself. And as such, they were powerful and profitable. The Scriptures were key to living the godly life. Without them, men were left to their own devices. Even with them, men were prone to misinterpret them or provide God’s Word with meanings He never intended. Treating God’s Word as just that – His word, was a non-negotiable requirement if Timothy wanted to be complete, equipped for every good work.