All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3: 16-17
During some rough play in my family room, tiny items fell off of a shelf and landed behind the TV stand. They remained there for quite a while as I dreaded the task of looking for them among the cords and dust bunnies. Finally a friend offered to take on the task for me and her findings were great. In the tangled web of cords and dust she found the little glass teddy bear drinking a cup of tea and also 4 cords that were either not plugged in at all or were plugged in at one end only. They were actually power cords that were providing power to nothing.
This reminded me of our scripture reading. Sometimes our Bibles are like those power cords, powerful, yet not plugged in to anything. Timothy explained that all scripture is God-breathed and useful. However, just like power cords, it is only useful if it is used as it was intended. We will grow in our faith and our relationship with God as we read and allow His word to teach, rebuke, correct and train us in righteousness. The Bible is our powerful connection to the One in charge. To leave it buried in a stack of books collecting dust would be as effective as those worthless cords behind my TV. I challenge you to find your Bible and plug in to your power source.