Throughly Furnished

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV)

Based on verse 16, I have come up with 4 C’s for being “throughly furnished” unto God’s work:

Caring: We all care about something; a passion that drives each of us. Instruction from the scripture is meant to shape our natural passions into passions that please God.

Character: Character matters, especially in a day in which everything seems relative and little is believed to be absolute. The correction of God’s Word is a character-shaping function that conforms us to Christ.

Competence: If you want someone to follow you, they have to know that you know where you are going. Doctrine is a teaching in order to build knowledge and increase competence in the work of God.

Confidence: It is so important to be convinced of who you are and Whose you are. The reproof of God’s Word is what separates the pure from the impure, and proves that there is an undying purpose in your heart for your work.

Combining the 4 C’s mentioned here in your life and work will make you a high performer and a noticeable leader. When the source of the 4 C’s is the Word of God, you will be throughly furnished for eternal work and an asset to Jesus’ Kingdom.

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