All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
– 2 Timothy 3:16-17
We have seen how important the Bible is to our daily living and all activities that revolve around it. The Bible is the operational guide our Manufacturer meant for us to function by, and there is no optimal performance outside its precepts.
The passage above provides further insight into the origin and uses of the Bible. That the documentation and collation of the letters of the Scripture were inspired by God is no more in contention; the major problem seems to be knowing what it says on different issues and applying same when called to task.
Doctrine is one of the four-fold uses of the Scripture. All sound doctrines have their origin in the Bible. Any doctrine that does not have a clearly understood biblical base is a false doctrine or a dogma – the opinion of man postulated as the saying of God.
The Bible is also useful for rebuke. Criticism is more likely to produce result and bearable for the criticized when done based on what the Bible says concerning a violation. When a matter is considered in the light of the Scripture, it becomes easy to correct oneself or others and adopt a paradigm shift. Finally, the Bible is important in the course of pursuing righteousness, as all the instructions and case studies you may need to live a blameless life are there.
By applying the Bible in these four ways, you attain wholeness and become equipped in all ways for good work, which will make you useful to God, to yourself, to your people and your world. You can do it!
You will succeed in Jesus Name!