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Sorry for being late today... work issues had me working last night (ya, I know bad for a Sunday night, but it doesn't happen too often)
But 2 Timothy 2 is rich with words of wisdom and truth... several jumped out at me but here are the 2 that I really liked:
3 Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them. 5 And athletes cannot win the prize unless they follow the rules.
15 Work hard so
you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good
worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains
the word of truth.
"who correctly explains the word of truth" this summer our pastor took our Sunday School class through how to do an inductive Bible study and then asked each of us to take a Sunday and prepare a lesson. I went first. There's a lot of work in preparing a lesson from scratch, especially when the pastor is one of the members. I take serious the scripture that talks about teachers having a responsibility. (sorry I can't remember where that verse is) It was neat for me when Pastor used things from my lesson during our prayer time. (I used John 17, the title was "Jesus Prayed for You!"
And He did! Before facing the beatings and the cross, He prayed for us.
A nice thought for a Monday morning!