Reason #1: The Source of Scripture – v. 16a
Reason #2: The Command to Continue – v. 14a
Reason #3: The Encouragement of Examples – v. 14b – 15a
He now gives one final reason . . .
Reason #4: The Blessings of Benefits – “All scripture . . . is profitable” (v. 16b)
Paul lists several things the Bible is profitable for: doctrine, reproof, correction, instruction in righteousness. Everything you might need. Consider some of the things the Bible is necessary for:
Spiritual Birth – Romans 10:17
“Faith comes by hearing, hearing by the Word of God.”
Spiritual Warfare – Ephesians 6:17
“The Sword of the Spirit is the Word of God.”
Spiritual Cleansing – Ephesians 5:26; John 15:3
“Sanctify and cleanse it (the church) by . . . the Word”.
Spiritual Growth – 1 Peter 2:2
“Desire . . . the Word that you may grow by it.”
Spiritual Discernment – Hebrews 5:12-14
“Everyone that uses milk is unskillful in the Word.”
Spiritual Ministry – 2 Timothy 3:16b
“Scripture is profitable.”
With a list of benefits like that studying the Word should be a high priority!