God's Truth for Trying Times - 7/29/20


God’s Truth for Trying Times - 7/29/20


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 ‭2:16-18‬ ‭‬‬

“But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, who have swerved from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already happened. They are upsetting the faith of some.” (2 Timothy‬ ‭2:16-18‬)


CONSIDER: Christians who want to please God and handle the word accurately are to avoid ungodly and useless words because that kind of talk spreads like a disease that eats away at the body. It basically messes up the family of God. Paul even name-checks two people who did that, who swayed others in a bad way because they recklessly went away from God’s word. We are to guard against this. Instead we are to do just the opposite, hold firmly to the faithful word.


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?