“ALL scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV).

October is apple month! Most of us will make our way to the apple orchard to pick and sample our favorite variety or varieties of apples before the season ends. You can also purchase pre-picked apples as well at orchards. There is usually an opportunity to ask questions before actually picking the apples. The workers are able to provide directions on how to pick the best apples; their characteristics and uses.

As pickers we do pass over many apples to get to the point when the baskets are filled with the apples we chose. But for the grower, all of the apples will have a purpose. For example, the apples on the ground are collected and feed to horses or used for compost to help the crop grow next year.

In 2 Timothy 3:16 it mentions, “ALL scripture is God-breathed and is useful”. We pick and choose which verses are our favorites, and which scripture we read and apply, similar to how we pick our apples. The Bible is God’s inspired Word. It not only provides us with encouragement but it reveals to us who God is and His will for us. It also tells us who we are. How can we begin to acquire that knowledge and understanding if we have not read the Bible? We need to read ALL of it for it to be helpful and trustworthy.

There are health benefits you will gain by consumingan apple a day. One single apple provides one serving of fruit toward your recommended daily allowance.Since the Bible is God’s inspired Word, it is beneficial to our spiritual health. We should be giving ourselves one serving everyday which will be “useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (Timothy 3:16 NIV).

Quote: “Some things you have to do every day. Eating about seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day, just isn’t going to get the job done” Jim Rohn.