God's Truth for Trying Times - 7/19/20


God’s Truth for Trying Times - 7/19/20


We need God’s truth in trying times. Read the Scripture passage, think about what it is saying, then pray; by yourself or with your household. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly (Col. 3:16).


READ: 2 Timothy‬ ‭1:13-14‬ ‭‬‬

“Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.”

‭‭(2 Timothy‬ ‭1:13-14‬)


CONSIDER: Paul was telling Timothy to follow a pattern that had been laid down, and that pattern had to do with words based upon the gospel, anchored in the faith and love that is in Christ. He was to guard the gospel, the word of God, by the Holy Spirit dwelling in him. God’s strength would guard the gospel. Timothy was to live and serve in line with it.


THINK: What does this declare about God? What are God’s people being called to do? What assurance is given? How does the Word of God transform our hearts and lives and relationships?