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Leaning on the words of Timothy 3:16-17, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSKʻ74 reminds us that the bible is more than a source of taglines and soundbites It a source of truth and light that equpit us to do ke Akuaʻs best work.

Weekly devotional: Equipped for ke Akuaʻs work

Oct. 29, 2021

  • KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSKʻ74

Ka Ipu o Lono shares weekly devotionals to provide spiritual enrichment to members of the Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana. For more inspiration, visit the KS “Our faith” website.

Heluhelu Baibala
ʻO ka palapala hemolele a pau, ua hāʻawi ʻia mai ia e ka ʻUhane o ke Akua, he mea ia e pono ai, no ke aʻo ʻana, no ka pāpā ʻana, no ka hoʻopololei ʻana, no ka hoʻonaʻauao ʻana ma ka pono; I hemolele ai ke kanaka o ke Akua, i mākaukau leʻa ai hoʻi i nā hana maikaʻi a pau. – Timoteo II 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. – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

He manaʻo o ke kahu
Have you heard any of these oft used quotes?

  1. “Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we will die.”
  2. “A fly in the ointment.”
  3. “Rise and shine.”
  4. “United we stand, divided we fall.”
  5. “Blind leading the blind.”
  6. “The powers that be.”
  7. “In the twinkling of an eye.”

Each one comes from the Bible. We might use them to express a thought because they are succinct and easily convey a truth but not really know they are from the Bible. But the Bible is more than just a source of taglines or soundbites. It is a source of truth and life because it comes from God. Through His inspiration and blessing, the authors of the sixty-six books brought forth the words that enable us to be spiritually fed throughout whatever is thrown at us. From these 31,102 verses, we can find the words that will get us through difficult times, snippets to give us that spark to motivate us, and passages to meditate on as we live as believers.

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and in His law he meditates day and night.” – Psalm 1:2

As we meditate on His word, it becomes a part of our thoughts, our actions, and therefore a part of us. As it becomes a part of us, we are given the wisdom and strength to overcome any difficulties that will come our way. We will “be thoroughly equipped for every good work” so we may support the needs of others and inspire others them to grow in ke Akua’s will for their lives. So, open ka Baibala Hemolele and let ke Akua’s words serve as a “lamp to your feet, and a light to your path. (Psalm 119:105) May all that you read, come alive through your own words and deeds.

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