To race… to compete some additional quads must be factored in.
Rules, Testing, Penalties, and Learning.
Discuss what happens when any one of these factors is neglected.
These four factors for racing are also spoken about in God’s Word, the Bible.
Check out verse 16 of 2nd Timothy: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
In fact these factors apply to the whole of scripture. The lessons in God’s Word are so many; so diverse, they fill up the whole Bible.
Take a minute and notice how the two sets of quads match up…
Rules Testing Penalties Learning
Doctrine Reproof Correction Instruction
OK. So who cares? What’s in it for me? The next verse tells us.
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. 2nd Tim 3:17
Three words in the verse we need to mention: “perfect” doesn’t mean without error. It’s an old time word that means complete, nothing lacking. “Throughly” is a piercing word that reminds me scripture is an inside job, not just on the surface. The word “all” is not difficult to understand but holds a VIP position in front of “good works”. Can you include ‘computing’ into the “all good works” group? You sure can, and should!
As God’s Perfect Word talks a lot about races and prizes, none of them excite me more than Romans 8:37. It actually tells us how to MORE THAN WIN!! More about that next.