Today's Devotional - December 4
God's Everyone Seminary
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God … that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
A "seminary" is a school specializing in theological training especially for those entering vocational ministry. The word seminary, akin to the term for "seed," comes from the Latin term seminarium, or "plant nursery." Since the 1580s, this word has described schools that train Christians for ministry. Good seminaries enrich the Church with scholarship and instruction, and they're important to the advancement of our Christian work.
Though not everyone can attend seminary, every Christian has a seminary between two covers — the Holy Bible. God's Word is a school that trains us for the work He has planned for us on earth. According to 2 Timothy 3:17, as we invest ourselves in God's Word, we're "thoroughly equipped for every good work." We're not just equipped for good work; we're equipped for every good work, and we are thoroughly equipped for every good work. We become spiritually productive through the Word of God.
The Bible is God's Everyone Seminary. Make sure you're enrolled today by having a personal plan for reading, studying, memorizing, pondering, obeying, and sharing the Bible.
2 Corinthians 5-9