Today I read from 1 Timothy 4. The verses that really stuck out to me were verses 11-16. Verse 11 and 12 goes on to tell us and explain to us that we shouldn’t give others reason or motives to think less of us, instead, we should be examples in all our lives, in our love, our faith, and our purity.
Then in verse 13 Paul goes on to tell us to focus on reading the Scriptures to the church, encouraging the believers, and teaching them. He didn’t say these words for nothing. He really meant them and we should heed these words and practice what is preached. This goes back to the previous devotions regarding truly growing in scripture!
In verses 15 through 16 Paul tells us to jump into all the tasks we have whole-heartedly so that others, Christians and non-Christians may see our progress!
Finally in verse 16, which is so crucial to our lives as followers of Jesus Christ, to closely watch what we say and do as well as watch what we teach. Those around us are watching and we need to positive influences on them for the sake of their salvation as well as ours!
Let’s really try to do our best in being examples especially because most of us are young, and we really need to heed the words of Paul. We have influence on those around us and we need to strive to make it a positive Christ-like influence! Let’s pray that the Lord may keep us strong regardless of our age, and that we may boldly proclaim His name. Not only proclaiming His Word, but boldly LIVING it, by doing all we are assigned by Him with a glad and eager heart!
Again guys remember to check out the prayer list and pray for those folks who need prayer and if you would like us to pray for you as well, let me know! God Bless you all. I love you my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior!