Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rightfully Handling The Word


 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  2 Timothy 2:15

  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)

10 comments:

Jedidja said...

Thanks for this call behind your posting! It's what I need this evening.

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Jedidja & welcome,
Glad the Lord spoke to you through this!

Denise said...

What a wonderful passage to guide and direct us; it speaks to us about wisdom and will surely guide us down the right path! :) Thanks for this most awesome post today; it gives me much to focus on! :)

Blessings and love!
Denise

Karen Kyle Ericson said...

That's beautiful! Thank you for this post. It's very encouraging : ) May God bless you abundantly!

Hazelmarie Elliott (Mattie) said...

You offer each reader an enormous amount of spiritual beauty, of unbound faith...I find you very inspiring. Always a joy visiting you!

Blessings,
M.

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Denise,
You are very welcome
~God's Word is a light unto our path~

Hi Karen,
You are welcome & God Bless you too!

Hi Mattie,
So glad to see you back ~I missed you!

Peace, Love, & Blessings In Jesus,
Lisa

Reformed rebel said...

Hi Lisa~So glad you shared this. It is so important to let our light shine so that those who don't know Him will want to find out about Him! Be blesses today Lisa...Chelle

Ken said...

So very true, we are to rightly divide the Word of Truth and study to show ourselves approved to God. The cares of this world sure can draw us away form our time in the Word and keep us from growing.
Blessings,
Ken

Just Be Real said...

Thank you for sharing on this truth. Blessings.

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Reformed Rebel,
Yes, it is important that the light we shine draws people to the savior!

Hi Ken,
I need to remember this whenever I feel drawn away by anything that consumes my time away from God!

Hi JBR,
Sometimes we need to spend more time digging for God's truth ;)

~God Bless~
Lisa

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