Don't Scratch the Itch
2 Timothy 4:1-22 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom...
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think about it.
What do Paul's final instructions include (4:1-5)? What from that list do you need to work on? How does Paul view the end of his life (4:6-8)? How does he speak of others (4:9-21)? What can you take from Paul in handling opposition (4:14-18)? How is the Lord and His grace with you today?
Timothy gets a serious charge in 2 Timothy 4. Paul instructs him to "teach the Word" because the time is coming when people will no longer want to hear the truth but will instead want to do whatever they want and get approval for it. (vs. 2-4). Has this time arrived or what???
It's not always easy to be confronted with God's Truth. It's convicting and corrective. But knowing and following the Truth is a must. It is the Christian life.
So how do we keep from giving in to that "itching ear syndrome" when our actions or what we're thinking don't line up with God's Word? Tami W.
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