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)
Some people say “experience is the best teacher,” while some others say that “life itself is the best teacher”; that’s not true. It may be possible for you to learn a few things from your experiences in life, but the best teacher in life is God’s Word; the instruction manual for living. That’s why the Bible says “Every Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching...” (2 Timothy 3:16 WNT).
There’s no better way to be a success in life than to follow the Word of God and do what it says. There are folks who only learn through terrible experiences the things they could have learnt if they had only followed the Word of God. Such people experience crises in their businesses, marriages and other areas of life. But you don’t need to learn that way. You don’t have to lose all your investments to learn how to handle your finances properly. Neither do you need to have experienced a rocky marriage before you learn how to love your spouse.
Learning God’s Word and putting it to work will save you from regrettable experiences. David said, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105). The Message Translation puts it this way: “By your words I can see where I’m going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path.” That means the Word of God illuminates the paths of your life; it gives you direction and the ‘know-how’ to succeed in life.
You don’t have to live by “trial and error”; stick with the Word, and everything about your life will work out beautifully well. Yielding to the Word of God and living by it will make you a wonder to others. They’d begin to ask how come life is so easy for you! The answer is simple: The Word of God has become the pilot of your life.
Dear Lord, your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path! It is the compass by which I navigate through life, driving me in the path of righteousness, success and prosperity. My heart will forever trust in your Word to do what it says, for not only is your Word my best teacher, it also pilots me to the highest heights of success.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible Reading Plan
1 Peter 1:22-2:1-25
2 Year Bible Reading Plan
1 Chronicles 23
Learning from God's Word you do not need to learn from experiences. How has following his word stopped you from having to learn from experiences? How have you notice your life getting better and growing with God?