“Clean living” would be the lifestyle Christ Jesus modeled. Moreover, for us, this means personal sacrifice and maturing repentance (learning along the Way). These two go hand in hand.
Yet… even though we have God’s full support… we must recognize that God is good and not us. The best we can do is reflect Him.
What we are to follow is a source outside ourselves: Jesus.
God arranged the created order with ‘relationship’ at the core of His design.
To thwart the multiplication of human life, is selfishness.
To dismiss innocent human life, is neglectful.
To ignore God’s command, is rebellion.
He is to abide in nothing other than the Word. He is to tell others to do the same.
In the end, he tells Timothy to hold fast to the word of God. Holding fast to the Scriptures is the one trustworthy means of living life under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
2 Timothy 2:1-26 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. 3 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of ChristContinue reading “Endurance for Christ”
Timothy is following in Paul’s footsteps in proclaiming the Gospel of Christ that gives eternal life.