14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom[a] you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God[b] may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Main point summary
Remain in what you’ve learned, given that it is from teachers who taught you from scripture alone.
- Continue in what you believed(v.14a – 14b)
* What we’ve learned
– Learning is an exercise of the mind
– Belief without facts is blind faith
* What we believed
-Believing is an exercise of the heart
-Learning is incomplete when you don’t believe or savor and enjoy it.
- Reasons to continue in what we believed(v.14c – 15)
* We should continue because we know from whom we have learned what we believed
* We should continue because of how we understand what we believed
- Why scripture is able to make one wise?(v.16-17)
* Because all scripture is theopneustos.
* Therefore it is profitable for teaching : reproof, and correction
* And we teach and as well as learn in order to be trained in righteousness
* And as a result, the man of God will be complete
* Therefore equipped ultimately for every good work