I have fallen back time and time again to being distracted by other things, not only distracted but sometimes, intrigued and carried away from studying the Word of God. Recently I found myself in a situation where I feel God was giving me a choice. I made the wrong choice and suffered a small consequence for it. Thankfully our God is the God of second chances though. I am not taking lightly the task before me however, If there is one thing that the Lord has been stressing upon my heart lately, is that I need to rightfully handle His Word. This is the passage taken from 2 Timothy 2 that explains this to me:
Approved and Disapproved Workers
14 Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers. 15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness. 17 And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort, 18 who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past; and they overthrow the faith of some. 19 Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ[c] depart from iniquity.”
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. 21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work. 22 Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23 But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. 24 And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, 25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, 26 and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.
I am daily amazed at the way the Lord is using so many to teach about His kingdom. I take a step back in awe at the ability of those people to impart such wisdom from God's Word to whomever has a heart seeking the truth.
*This is a call to all who have felt God leading you to share what you are learning in your daily walk with Him:
DON'T GIVE UP... ( 2Timothy 4:7 )
BE ENCOURAGED... (John 14:1 )
GOD WANTS TO USE YOU... (1 Corinthians 1:27 )
LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE WHERE YOU ARE... (Mathew 5:16)