Many churches throughout the world use a Bible reading schedule called a "lectionary." It's just a fancy word meaning "selected readings." Posts like this reflect on the readings for an upcoming Sunday or other Church holiday, as found in the three-year lectionary.
God has given his minister Timothy some great gifts. In our Epistle reading for this week, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, it seems Timothy is experiencing some doubts. Paul reminds him that his gifts come from the Lord, that Timothy’s family members, and even Paul himself have been re-created by God in Christ.This allows them to serve God without shame.
Verses 9-10 describe very clearly how Jesus saved Paul by his grace, rather than by Paul’s works. This grace of God is central to all that Paul or Timothy will do. It is by God’s grace that any good would come about. Yet, by the grace of God Paul has been a faithful servant of Jesus. He expects that Timothy can be faithful as well.
When God gives his gifts to his people, they are to be used for the good of Christ’s kingdom. May we have grace to be faithful servants.
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