Complete + Equipped
...that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. — 2 Timothy 3:17
If we read these words inside of the immediate context, we cannot miss the point. Completeness and equipping only come from God. He supplies the directions for how we get to where he wants us to be. Without God, we are mortals, but not "men of God." And to become a complete and equipped follower, we must pick up the instruction book he has provided, which is the life-giving instructions he breathed on us. If we choose to look to other sources for spiritual directions, we may be men, but not spiritual men.
But this is a hard-learned lesson for Christians. Every day we are persuaded to seek fulfillment and provision in things of this life. We sold the idea that provision is sought by way of money, status, and power. We believe that completeness will come when having a specific title, a determined income, an allotment for retirement, a particular trinket, and maybe a specific leader in political power. But not one of these things provides us with the fulfillment and provision we want. These are only temporal attempts at trying to meet a spiritual need. We need a solution that satisfies our longings on a soul level. And this is something only God can provide. Which he has already provided by way of his Word.
If you are looking to be complete and equipped, there is only one way to find it. There is only one way your soul will ever find satisfaction. It is in the God who created you. The God who breathed into you your first breath. And the God who will sustain you by the breath of his Scripture. Cancel all other means and methods and find salvation in God alone who can actually make you complete and equipped for every good work.
ASK THIS: Are you seeking fulfillment in something other than God?
DO THIS: Confess it below. (Confess in the comment section below.)
PRAY THIS: God, I want to lay down some things before you today. Receive my confession and make me whole and complete.
PLAY THIS: Trust in You.
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