O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoid the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge-by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen. 1 Timothy 6:20-21 NKJV
Paul made a commitment to pass on all that was entrusted to Him. What did the Lord entrust to Paul? What is Paul is passing on to Timothy? Paul is entrusting Timothy with the Gospel, the good news that God sent His Son Jesus Christ into the world to save us.
Jesus sacrificed His life so we could live in intimate relationship with God. He made a way for us to receive the love of God and return His love. God raised Jesus from the grave as evidence the Father accepted the sacrifice of His Son as payment for our sin.
Paul instructed Timothy to hold fast to the truth that Jesus is the Messiah. He is the Son of God. He is God!
Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved!
Paul told Timothy God called Him to be a minister of reconciliation. Our relationship with God is based on what Jesus has done for us!
Paul told Timothy to keep the main thing the main thing. He should not get caught up in arguments over non essential issues. Paul told Timothy we are not starting a new religion. The world already has enough religion. Our relationship with God should be viewed more as a love story than as a religious system!
God is speaking the same words to us today. Jesus did not sacrifice His life so we could practice a religious system. Jesus wants us to live out our lives as a love song to Him!
Jesus wants us to lead other people to Him!
There are people who know about God but do not have a relationship with Jesus. They can talk about the love of God but have not been impacted by His love. There are people who can teach the scriptures, but the Word of God has not impacted how they live.
Jesus wants you to live in a loving relationship with Him today. Jesus desires your love more than anything in heaven above or on the earth below. Jesus wants you to love Him with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all of your strength!
Jesus wants to work in you and through you to will and to do of His good pleasure. Keep your focus on Jesus. Don’t argue over unimportant issues. Jesus is calling you to be a minister of reconciliation!
Guard what was committed to you. Profess your faith in Jesus. Don’t puff yourself up with knowledge. Fill your heart and mind with the holy scriptures. Surrender your life to Jesus so He can use you to reconcile lost, lonely and brokenhearted people to Himself!
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