“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
I have listened to many great coaches talk about what all successful athletes possess. Here are four of the most common traits mentioned: 1) Very knowledgeable of how the game is played and the rules of the game. 2) Welcomes constructive criticism from coaches and teammates. 3) Will make personal corrections to improve their skills. 4) Trains hard.
Every successful athlete is familiar with these four characteristics. All great athletes have mastered them to reach their potential. These four statements mirror what is found in 2 Timothy 3:16-17: “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.”
These verses are foundational to the Christian faith as it relates to the inspired Word of God. They are one of the many internal pieces of evidence that the Bible is God’s written word to mankind. The benefits of allowing the Bible to teach us, rebuke us, correct us and train us in righteousness will result in a spirit-filled Christian life. The Bible will equip us to fight any battle and teach us to give all the glory to Almighty God for the victory.
The eternal Coach of all creation is telling us that all successful followers of Christ have this in common.
— Sam Johnson, San Antonio Spurs chaplain
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