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 Tim 3:16-17)
With these words, Paul is encouraging Timothy, and us, to look to the scriptures for guidance in our daily lives. There is not a problem that the scriptures cannot solve. There is not a situation that it does not address. The answers are there… but we have to be willing to look for those answers and then apply them to our lives.
To illustrate how the scriptures have an answer to every situation let’s look at the phrase, “He [I] will not leave you nor forsake you.”
To encourage Joshua to lead the armies of God into Canaan, Moses said, “He [God] will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deu 31:6
To encourage Solomon to start and complete the building of God’s temple, David said, “He [God] will not leave you nor forsake you.” 1 Chr 28:20
To encourage the Christians of his day to be content with their material possessions, the Hebrew writer said, “For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.'” Heb 13:5
The same words were used in three different situations. God has a word for you. A word that will help you take on your day. A word that will help you build a life for Him. A word that will help you be content. Open God’s word and see what He has in store for you today.