Scripture to Read: 2 Timothy 2:14
As God continues to write through Paul to Timothy and us, we find today in 2 Timothy 2:14 that we are to remind all believers of the things God has taught us so far in 2 Timothy 1 & 2. We know that as we ended yesterday’s devotion, God laid out for us that since we have died with Christ, we will most definitely live with Him. God also told us that if we endure the tests and trials of this life, we will also reign with Christ in His Kingdom. But God also gave the warning to everyone who does not know Christ, that everyone who denies Christ here on earth, Christ will then deny them before His Father. Finally, God lets us know that even when we are faithless, He is always faithful and cannot lie. So, as we remind all believers of these truths, we are also to warn each other not to get involved in stupid arguments over things that do not matter in the realm of eternity. God tells us that when we argue and fight over things that really do not matter, we negatively impact everyone who hears us. People all around us listen to our conversations, and we must make sure our conversations speak of God’s Truth, bear witness of Christ, and bring glory to our King. God tells us in Colossians 4:6 to make sure our speech is always with grace. God wants our words to give His grace to everyone who hears us. We must weigh our words carefully so we know how to respond to everyone.
Challenge & Application
1. What did God teach you today about what to remember and how to speak and not speak?
2. How are you reminding others of God’s Truth and how are you weighing your words each day so you respond in a godly way?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!