Nevertheless, the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” 2 Timothy 2:19 NKJV
We will never have a misunderstanding with God. There will be confusion on our part. God will never be confused. He sees straight into our hearts. He knows everything we have done or will ever do. Jesus still chooses to love us!
2 Timothy was written by the Apostle Paul. He was writing to His young friend Timothy.
Paul was a blasphemer a murderer and a legalist. He was not led by the Spirit of God. He was led by the spirit of Antichrist. He opposed the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Paul became a born again believer and an Apostle of Jesus Christ. He became a useful tool in the hands of Almighty God. Paul wrote to Timothy from prison. He may not have had long to live. Paul wanted pass on to Timothy that which God entrusted to him.
What did the Lord entrust to Paul? The ministry of reconciliation. God called Paul to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to the world. Paul passed on his ministry to Timothy.
Paul told Timothy the work had already been done. God made a way for us to be brought back into the blessing and protection of living for Jesus. God has not forgotten about Timothy. God did not save Timothy and lose track of him.
God was not wondering if Timothy will be useful in the ministry of reconciliation. God was not wondering if He made a mistake placing Timothy in a position of responsibility. He saw straight into Timothy’s heart. He saw a man who has become a useful tool of Jesus Christ.
Paul reminded Timothy that His life belongs to Christ. Paul reminded Timothy he no longer lives for Himself. Paul told Timothy a man of God must turn away from sin!
God is telling us to pass on to the next generation that which has been passed on to us. The ministry of reconciliation. Jesus has found us to be useful tools in His Mighty Hands today. Jesus wants us to live according to His will for us today.
What is God’s will for us? Jesus wants us to love Him with all our hearts with all of our souls with all of our minds and with all of our strength. Jesus wants us to love our neighbors enough to share His love for them with them.
God knows the people who belong to Him today. If you call yourself by the name of Christ, you must turn from sin everyday!
Jesus did not make a mistake when He revealed Himself to you. Jesus chose you because He loved you. Jesus chose you so you could love Him. Jesus chose you so He could reveal Himself to other people through you. Turn away from sin towards Christ!
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