UPDATED” WITH THE WORD
(Don’t Be An Old-version Christian)
TO THE BIBLE: 2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV
“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 perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”
Just as you would update the OS of your computer or mobile phone, or even your wardrobe from time to time, it is required that you “update” your life regularly, by the study of God’s Word and fellowship with Him. In the New Testament, there’re several words translated from different Greek words rendered “perfect,” as used in 2 Timothy 3:17. This particular one is translated from the word “artios,” which actually means “a freshness in completeness.”
For instance, you can say, “completely fresh” or “complete now afresh”; both expressions are akin to the word “updated.” The King James uses the term “perfect,” but it actually means “perfect now”; “fresh,” as in right now. It’s like when you say in computer jargon, “I have the latest update or version” of a certain application or software. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 is saying that the Christian, through the Scriptures, would have his life “updated” and upgraded all the time. He’d have the latest spiritual information and be in sync with the Spirit, all the time.
Christians who aren’t given to the study of the Word aren’t updated; they’re “old-version” Christians. The “updated” Christian is the one that’s thoroughly furnished for all good works, because his knowledge is “complete.” The “updated” Christian has got the updated and newest information, plus all the old information! He studies the Word to know and discover more about the Lord. The more you study the Word, the more you’re updated; you get to discover His nature, and He’ll manifest Himself to you in increasing glory.
Your Word, dear Lord, is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path! Through your Word, my faith is strengthened and my life is upgraded! The eyes of my understanding are flooded with light, and my mind is renewed and elevated to think at your level, in Jesus’ Name. Amen
Daily Bible Reading
2 Corinthians 12:1-21, Ecclesiastes 3-5
Luke 22:44-53, 2 Samuel 1
Make a list of your favourite scriptures, and ensure you increase the number daily.