Friday, May 26, 2023

2 Timothy 3:16–17

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Scripture Insights

In, 2,3,4.

Hold, 2,3,4.

Out, 2,3,4.

Hold, 2,3,4.


The rhythmic pattern of breathing is often used to draw focus for people during medical procedures, times of feeling overwhelmed, and many other challenges we face.

In today’s scripture, Paul is encouraging Timothy to take courage in defend- ing the truth of the gospel. In verse 16, the literal translation is, “All Scripture is breathed into by God.” The very essence of God is poured into his words.

Rev. Bryan Chapell reminds us that the Scriptures were life to Moses (Deuteronomy 32:46, 47; cf. 31:9–13; 21:1–43) and food to Jesus (Matthew 4:4; cf. Luke 4:4; Deuteronomy 8:3)—as essential as breathing. How can God’s Word be any less for us?

Oh, disciple, may you bring focus to your life through the very words in- spired by God! They are essential for your spiritual well-being!

Today’s Prayer

Father, may we long for your Word like we long for our next breath! Holy Spirit, use the Scriptures to bring life and focus to our very being. And may our own words breathed out be life-giving for others.

Prayer Journal Reflections

Reflect on becoming Christlike disciples in the church in Canada and the United States.

—Rose Brower-Young
District Superintendent, Canada West

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