To be effective in sports a player needs to have all the necessary equipment. I can’t imagine any coach that would send his quarterback onto the field if the player didn’t have a helmet. What about a 1st baseman leaving his glove in the dugout? Neither player would be able to help his team.
The same is true in the professional world. A construction worker needs steel-toes and a hard hat; a chef needs knives, and a cab driver needs, well, a cab. If they are not fully equipped then they are not able to properly perform their tasks.
As believers we also need equipment to help us live life properly. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 sum it up rather nicely: “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 complete, equipped for every good work.”
Scripture—all Scripture—is important. Recorded on its pages are the answers to what we face in life, but you won’t find them if you aren’t looking. Whether you are grieving, doubting, questioning, or curious, God’s Word has information that can help.
Especially if you are tempted with sin. When Jesus was tempted by Satan He didn’t quote Dr. Phil or Freud, but His Father. That’s what led the psalmist to say, “Thy word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against Thee (Psalm 119:11).”
Are you fully equipped to live a life of godliness? Don’t leave it in the dugout; grab your Bible dig into God’s Word.