Thought for the Day

 

CLUTCH THE TRUTH TIGHTLY

 

2 Timothy 1:13-14  (New American Standard Bible)

 

13”Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.  14Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you.”

 

The Apostle Paul has given much effort to instill young Timothy with sound doctrine. He was so very aware that deceiving and lying teachers had already infiltrated the early church. The anti Christ workers of evil were trying to lead the innocent believers back into sin and bondage. They were distorting the words of Jesus and the Covenant of God.

 

The same is true today. The enemy of our soul intensely spreads his vicious lies everywhere. Ungodly spirits of anti-Christ doctrine saturates every part of modern life.

 

Our nation is in the grip of paganism and sin. The statutes of God are maligned. The Babylonian system of business and economics is contaminated with anti-Christ corruption and dishonest practices. The honest person has little hope of success in the face of the ravening wolves about us.

 

Praise God! He has given us the King of Kings, Christ Jesus our Lord. He is returning soon to conquer and judge. He will destroy the ungodly systems of this world and take charge. He will bring righteous government to us forever. We will rule and reign with him for all the ages to come.

 

Just as Paul admonished Timothy, God has preserved his words in scripture that the “Remnant” might not be deceived.  

 

The chosen of God must be particularly careful to walk uprightly before the Lord. We have been commissioned by Him to set the standard of righteousness before others.

Just as in the days of the Apostle Paul we must know and adhere to the truth. We must preserve it in our own lives while teaching it to others.

 

He has entrusted this message to us. We are of the Remnant of Israel, the Kingdom of God. He set us in the midst of ungodly and perverse people, depraved nations, and demonic religions. We illuminate the world with the light of His holiness.   

 

We of the House of Israel have the truth, God’s covenant, both old and new. We know the truth of His promise.  We are redeemed through His atonement, cleansed and given new life by his grace. (1 Peter 1:8) The Holy Spirit empowers us. Rejoice! His word is truth and shall endure forever.  We can put discouragement to flight. We are conquerors. We are the victors! Praise His Holy Name! 

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, Help me know these truths. I want to cling to them forever. I ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.