Powered by 4 - April 12, 2016

Proper Handling Required

Today's reading: 2 Timothy 2:14-19

As he did in 1 Timothy, Paul once again, warns and cautions Timothy about false teaching and the problems surrounding people who aren’t following or speaking God's truth. Rather than engaging in arguments or controversy with these people, Paul instructs us to keep our focus on God and living well before Him, with the specific call to be "rightly handling the word of truth" (vs. 15). I like how this passage reminds us that God's Word is absolute truth and it will never lead us down a wrong path.

God's Word must be front and center in our lives for us to live justly, correctly and properly. But in order for us to "rightly handle" God's truth, we have to be familiar with it. That means we must be intentional about spending time with God in His Word and that we need to have a mindset of learning and studying when we read our Bible. It also means that we need to be attending a Bible teaching church where we regularly take in solid teaching, and can spend time with other Bible-believing Christ-followers.

What are you currently doing to fulfill Paul's call to be an approved worker who rightly handles God's truth (vs. 15)? Is it your practice to spend time with God in His Word each day? Do you ask God to reveal His truth to you as you take in His Word? Tami

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