Fully Furnished Unto All Good Works

old_bibleSecond Timothy 3:16 -17 “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.”

The words “thoroughly furnished” are from the Greek word exartizo, which means to completely deck out or to fully supply. Often used to depict a ship that had refurbished  with new equipment and gear,now this ship became thoroughly furnished to sail the globe. This boat was fully supplied, completely equipped, or thoroughly furnished.

Paul uses this word to tell us that we are not prepared to set sail in life until the Word of God has done its work in our hearts and souls. When we first come to Jesus, we are a dilapidated poorly equipped vessel – just beginners who hardly know enough to get by in life. Yes, we’re saved, but we haven’t had enough of the Word placed into us to fully equip us for sailing through all life’s storms.

You can complete this journey the LORD has for you. In fact He has already ensured your preparation and success. How do we access the equipping? Through His Word! There are good works God has been dreaming for you (Ephesians 2:10) and His word is the secret to your success! Abide in His Word, let your imagination be filled with thoughts, pondering, musing of the Scriptures!  You are gonna get good at this!


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