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Monday, July 14, 2008
The Man of God
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16,17 (ESV)
Who is the "man of God" referred to here? Is the passage referring specifically to men only or does it refer to men in a more general way?
The "man" of this verse is from the Greek anthropos which usually is used to refer to a human being or person.
Other specific Greek words are used to refer to men or husbands.
The "of God" part of this verse is particularly exciting to me. The man or woman of God is one belonging to God, chosen by him and drawn to him through grace and his irresistible pull.
It is amazing that the God of the universe chooses to equip such imperfect beings as us to do his good works.
How grateful I am!