Let’s take a few moments of your time to discuss Paul’s final letter to young Timothy. In Paul’s letter to him, his son in the faith, he said, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). Now, this in part meant that Timothy needed to study scripture and learn the importance of fleeing from the temptations that could keep him from becoming all that the Lord had planned for him to be.
Paul knew he would not always be with Timothy to guide Him, but God’s Word would be, and it would never fail him. The Word of God would be his wisdom from above and his daily encouragement. This young pastor needed to learn that “all Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3: 16–17).
Paul wanted Timothy to understand that immersing yourself in Scripture not only teaches you about Christ’s love and desire for you but also prepares you for the trials of life and for the blessings that come your way. Timothy needed to know that God’s Word is a road map, an outline, and a blueprint for life. Paul needed his replacement to see that it is crucial that you meditate on God’s Word day and night because it will bring life where growth is required.
Indeed, the Father has many blessings stored up for those who walk in the light of His truth. Regardless of what you face, as long as Scripture is hidden in your heart and the Holy Spirit is guiding your steps, you can meet all challenges successfully. Let me give you this to act on; pick up the Bible and ask God to breathe fresh life into you from His Word. Guess What?? He will. You’ll be surprised at the great things the Father reveals to you through it.
“Lord God, thank You for Your wonderful Word! Give me a passion for knowing You through it. Hide it in my heart!”
By Pastor Cory