2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
As hilarious as the clip of Madea attempting to teach the young lady how to pray and recite biblical stories is, there are varying elements of truth to the clip. The young lady feels a sense of hopelessness surrounding the death of her grandmother. She was familiar with her grandmother praying, but she didn’t know how to pray. Thus, Madea appears to be a suitable candidate to administer a lesson or two on prayer. Be careful what you ask for.
Paul instructs Timothy to do his best to present himself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. In other words, do your best to correctly teach the word of God for you have been entrusted with the word of truth.
Wow! What a noble calling and responsibility. Further more, Paul goes on to say in 2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instruction. We as Christians are to be ready, willing, and able to proclaim the good news of the gospel wherever we are and to whom ever lends an ear to hear.
Readiness to teach and preach God’s word is best done by studying and applying God’s word to our daily walk in life with Him. Much like preparing for a test, you put in the time to study so when the day of testing comes you are prepared to take the test with confidence.
How confident are you today with the word of God that has been entrusted to your care? Are you reaching for straws and gasping for air as you string two syllables together? The word of God is life and truth in which the world is in desperate need of. Today, show yourself as one approved and a worker who does not need to be ashamed because you correctly handle the word of truth.
Prayer for today:
Father, thank you for this day in which we honor you with life, love and tribute to you. You and you alone are worthy of praise. Strengthen our thirst for your word. Provide us with an unquenchable desire to be students of your word. Give us boldness to proclaim your words not only to the ends of the earth, but help us to apply what we’ve learn to our lives. Lord we love you and pray all this in Jesus’ name, amen.
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