Friday, February 17, 2006

The Sufficiency of Scripture (part 5)

"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" (2 Tim. 3:16)

The word 'correction' means 'restoring to an upright state; setting right' (Vincent). After reproving an individual, we have a responsibility, with the use of Scripture to 'correct' the situation. In other words, we want to extend a helping hand, help them up, brush them off, and set them on the right path. We don't want to just point out the error and reprove someone and end it there. We must be responsible and the Bible provides the necessary restoration of the individual. Thankfully we have a Bible that is interested in correction and restoration.
(Picture: "The Great Bible")

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