Do Not be Ashamed to Testify Our Lord - Friday's Dose - 10th March 2017

“I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed” - (2 Timothy 1:12).

Thoughts for Today

Paul’s purpose for writing to Timothy was to encourage him and to remind him never to give up. The early church faced all kinds of trials and temptations. There were many who challenged Paul’s teaching. They also challenged Timothy’s spiritual leadership.

Religious teachers then, just like many today, tried to water down God’s Word and Truth. Paul writes: “God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, who has saved us and called us to a holy life” (2 Timothy 1:7-9).

There are many who attend church and are involved in religious work, but they remain afraid to speak God’s Truth, especially when facing moral and spiritual issues.

Paul reminds Timothy to be strong, firm in his faith and steadfast in his devotion to God. When we refuse to compromise our convictions, we experience a God-given strength throughout our lives. But when we waver between what we know is right and wrong—God’s principles and the world’s political correctness—we become unstable in all we do.

How do you avoid becoming fearful and doubtful? Begin by refusing to compromise your convictions. Don’t sell out to the world’s deception. Then you will remain strong in your faith. If Timothy had taken his eyes off Christ, he would have weakened and his ministry would have been ineffective.

Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father, 
May I never be ashamed of Your Word. I ask you to remind me to cling to Your Word because it is a light unto my path. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Friday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team