Preach God’s Word with Conviction
“For [God] has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves” - (Colossians 1:13).
Thoughts for Today
Paul did not want Timothy to suffer the identity crisis that was spreading throughout the Christian community in Asia Minor.
Just as Paul preached that there was only one Gospel, there were false teachers teaching that there were other ways to know God. Paul wrote to Timothy to admonish him not to be ashamed of God’s Truth. He was to preach the Word of God in season and out of season (2 Timothy 4:2). In other words, Timothy was to be prepared to teach God’s Truth regardless of the circumstances and without compromise. He was to teach it according to what had been given to him through the Apostle Paul. There was no provision for false doctrine. Timothy was to preach God’s Word with conviction no matter who stood up against him.
Just like Timothy, we are certain to encounter false teachers among us today. There are people who claim to be teaching from God’s Word, but instead they speak falsely, saying that all religious roads lead to God.
There is only one way to God and that is through Jesus Christ. We cannot work our way into heaven. We cannot buy salvation. It is a free gift given to us by God as result of His grace.
Timothy understood that preaching God’s Truth would bring alienation, discrimination, and persecution. He was faithful to the call God had placed on his life. Are you faithful? Are you doing what God has given you to do?
Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father, please strengthen me to stand for the Truth no matter the cost. Please forgive me for the times I have strayed from the Truth. I pray that those who are being deceived by false teachers would repent and be set free by the Truth. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer.Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."
Have a Blessed Thursday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team
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