“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” Can you imagine hearing the words that God has actually spoken? If you have a Bible, then you have in your possession the very words that God has spoken! If the Bible is the authoritative Word of God containing God’s spoken words and is easily accessible and available to you, then it should be something that you as a child of God want to hear, read, and study regularly. The Apostle Paul told Timothy that God’s spoken words–the Scriptures, or the Bible as we know it–are useful for teaching and training ourselves and others in the way of God’s righteousness. Futhermore, when you study and learn God’s words, then you will be a proficient messenger of God who is certified for performing good works in the name of the Lord.