This is Our Call as Christians in Today’s World
2 Timothy 2:14-17a, 21-26
15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
23 Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, 25 correcting his opponents with gentleness.
There is much to learn from this passage. Again, I find myself having to practice restraint when it comes to Facebook. There are too many foolish and ignorant controversies to get drawn up into which would only lead to quarrels. I have to look to God’s word and approach things as He would have me. With His help and knowledge of His word, I can with kindness be able to teach and patiently endure evil with the hopes of correcting with gentleness so that God may perhaps grant others repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth. After all this is how Jesus would approach people today. He would be gentle as a lamb but would speak truth with the authority of a lion. I want to be a worker approved by God and rightly handling the word of truth. Of myself I know that I cannot do this. Yet, it is God who enables and empowers. I only have to be willing. It is important to know God’s truth so that He can help me handle it rightly. There is no doubt in me that God’s word is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart (Hebrews 4:12). If this were not true we would not see the trouble that we see so prevalent today.
Stand firm in the Word of God.
Interesting Bible Fact: The longest book in the Bile is Psalm 119, the shortest is Psalm 117.
My prayer: Dear God in heaven, help me to be kind to everyone and rightly handle Your word so that I can teach and patiently endure the evil that is out there in the world. You reign forever and ever. Amen.