Today you should read: 2 Timothy 2:1-14
When God saves a person, He empowers them through His Holy Spirit to live the life He’s called them to. This isn’t something you do on your own – you couldn’t! He does it through you. He’s strong IN you! (v.1) But make no mistake about it, God expects us – as those bought by His blood and indwelt by His Holy Spirit – to live our lives for Him! (v.2)
To Stay Focused (v.3-4)
…as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. Not to get tied up with the affairs of life around us – but to stay focused on the mission Jesus called us to. This is a challenge for all of us. We focus on the here and now – what we see – what’s in front of our face. BUT – we must remember what matters most – what we’re called to – what we must do.
To Obey (v.5)
Athletes can’t win if they don’t follow the rules. We must obey the orders given to us by our Coach – Jesus. How do we know the rules? We read – we study – we memorize – His Word!
To Work (v.6)
Farming is hard work! Sunup to sundown. You till – you plant – you weed – you water – then and only then – you enjoy the harvest. BUT – farmers are the first to enjoy the fruit of their labor. Work hard for the Master and for His harvest!
God expects us to give our lives for Him (v.11b), endure hardship (v.12a), remain faithful (v.13a) and He will bless us with the privilege of living with Him (v.11b), reigning with Him (v. 12b), and experiencing His faithfulness in our lives (v.13b).
We must remember (v.14) who we are, whose we are, and what He has saved us for and called us to! Live your life for Him today! He’s worth it – so worth it!
By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor
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