2 Timothy 3:16-17 – The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us do what is right. It is God’s way of making us well prepared at every point, fully equipped to do good to everyone. (TLB)
As you read earlier, in Number One Dime, I was a huge fan of DuckTales when I was a kid. I still remember when Huey, Dewey, and Louie were part of the Junior Woodchucks. It was the DuckTales version of the Boy Scouts. The triplets with Doofus Drake did the usual boy scout things of help old ladies across the street, camping, and fighting a little crime whenever possible. However no matter what trouble they could get into if they were ever in trouble the lads could always rip open the Junior Woodchucks’ Guidebook and whatever they needed to know to help them in life was in there.
I always found it amazing how a single book had the answers that any regular scout would need like, how to start a fire and how to look for water in the wilderness. Yet, it also had information about how to be a better person, mythical locations and beings. One of the skills that a Junior Woodchuck has to be able to do is draw information from the book at a moment’s notice and it struck me. We all have access to a Junior Woodchucks’ Guidebook and we all can be Junior Woodchucks, girls included.
I saw how the bible was just like the Junior Woodchucks’ Guidebook in many ways. As we read in the letter to Timothy the whole bible was given to us as inspiration from God. Funny thing about the Junior Woodchucks’ is that the guidebook is multiple books just like our bible and was a book that is based on books by the Guardian of the Lost Library of Alexandria.
The bible is the guide book for our lives. It will help us through many situations in our lives. Just looking at the back of some bibles they have section called verses by topic you will see a litany of verses and tales from the bible that coincide on what you could need from relationships, stress, work, life, death, child rearing, etc. Something like the Junior Woodchucks’ Guidebook.
But also we need to be like Junior Woodchucks. As they are quick to seek their manual of life we should be quick to seek answers for all of our situations in the bible. We need to study it so we can swiftly go the scripture we need not only to help ourselves but to help others as well. As the bible says in 2 Timothy 3:17, we must be “fully equipped to do good to everyone.” We also must not forget what is written in the Book of Joshua, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” (ESV).
So lets all be like the Junior Woodchucks. Let’s always seek guidance from the Word of God for whatever situation we may have. Our lives would probably be way easier afterwards.
Heavenly Father, I am thankful that you have blessed us with your word. That Your Word has all the information that we need as Christians and as people in general. I thank You gave us our history and interwoven in our history is information that could help us be better not only for You and ourselves but for our fellow man as well. I pray Heavenly Father that you help us remember through your Holy Spirit that we need to pray to you whenever we need guidance and to read your word. I also pray that you bless us as we read with knowledge and the power that comes from it. In Jesus Name, Amen.