Under Gods Command

2nd Timothy 2:16-20 – Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.  Their teaching will spread like gangrene.  Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, who have wandered away from the truth.  They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some. 

 19: Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.”

False teachers still spout lies.  Some distort the truth some dilute it, and some simply delete it by saying that God’s truth no longer applies.  But no matter how many people follow the liars, the solid foundation of God’s truth never changes, is never shaken, and will never fade.  When we follow God’s truth we will live God’s way.

20: In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble.  If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.

Here Paul urged Timothy to be the kind of person Christ could use for his noblest purposes.

 

Lets Bring it Home: Don’t settle for less than God’s highest and best.  Allow him to use you as an instrument of his will.  You do this by staying close to him and keeping yourself pure so that sin and its consequences do not get in the way of what God could do in your life.  While God can redeem any situation, how much better it is to stay close to Christ and ready to be used by him at a moment’s notice.

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