2 Timothy 2:15; 3:10-4:5 • 2 Timothy 2:15—We are commanded to the diligent study of the Bible Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. • 2 Timothy 2:15—We are commanded to the diligent study of the Bible • 1 Peter 2:2-3—God’s Word is our needed sustenance for growth as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. • Psalm 19:7-11—God’s Word is sweeter than anything this world offers 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; 8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned, And in keeping them there is great reward. 2 Timothy 3:16, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, • Doctrine—What is Right • Reproof—Where I am Not Right • Correction—How to Get Right • Instruction—How to Stay Right • 2 Peter 1:3—We have EVERYTHING needed for life and godliness “as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, • 2 Timothy 3:17-4:5—God’s word perfects the obedient listener 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. • 2 Timothy 3:17-4:5—God’s word perfects the obedient listener • Psalm 119:9-16—“This book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from this book?” How can a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed according to Your word. With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You. Blessed are You, O LORD! Teach me Your statutes. With my lips I have declared All the judgments of Your mouth. I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches. I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways. I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.