Paul had previously warned Timothy about false teachers within the church, whom the apostle described as enemies of the truth on a mission to deceive and destroy.
The young leader of the Ephesian church would now be warned against wolves dressed in sheep’s clothing, hiding among the church, preying on the week.
“1 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.” (2 Timothy 4:1-2)
Acting on behalf of the Lord himself, Paul calls on Timothy to continue preaching the gospel, as each opportunity to share the Holy Scriptures brings glory to Yahweh.
As ministers of the almighty creator, believers are commanded to advance the truth to the four corners of the earth, and Timothy was a front leader in this divinely appointed missionary endeavor.
Disciples of Jesus Christ should use scripture to enlighten skeptics with the Holy truth, or to confront and edify Christians who have fall or stumble, and also to encourage the weak when under attack by the enemy.
“3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers. 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.” (2 Timothy 4:3-4)
Paul warns of a time when troubled souls would lend their ears to false teaching, leaping from one blasphemous preacher to the next in search of teaching more in tune with their own doctrine. Such individuals are more concerned with this life then the truth about the living God, the risen Christ and the way to eternal life with both divine beings in heaven, where a place is reserved for all believers.
Because it is God’s plan, the weak will be guided away from the light, back to the world they came from where they will indeed find their life’s fulfillment; eternity in hell, screaming in agony along side skeptics, and pure evil, forever. Simply because they believed in vain.
“5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” (2 Timothy 4:5)
Paul commends his pupil on keeping the faith, and maintaining focus on the prize that is eternal life in heaven with our divine Father, and His begotten son Yeshua, the risen savior.
The apostle encourages Timothy to continue pushing forward, advancing the gospel and sharing the good news about Christ, that salvation from sin and spiritual death comes from faith in Jesus, and that the all powerful savior is soon returning to rule over His kingdom, and reward those in Him. Let us pray!
We thank you for your blessings in our lives and for your servant Paul,
We praise you Lord for his wisdom and for his works through this scripture,
We ask you Lord to inspire us to use these verses in our lives
As we grow in you through the teachings of your faithful apostle.
Lord we ask you to strengthen us each day as we endure through battles,
Allow us to praise and love each other through faith in you Jesus,
Shield us from evil through truth, the gospel, salvation and prayer,
Guide us to abide by your word as we spread your gospel to one and all
Becoming examples of faith through our character as we walk the narrow path.
God we pray that you will continue to bless us, to bless our lives and fill us with hope
We ask you Lord to guide our footsteps and lead us to the way everlasting,
Through faith in you Lord we seek salvation and a place with you in heaven
According to your word, your everlasting wisdom and strength.
May your will be done
In our lives, for your life.
We thank you for your love and all you bless us with each day.
This message was written by Daniel St.Pierre