As I was looking through my readings, I realized that I had gotten off by 1 day and had to go and find out which day got missed. In not wanting to jump to the next month yet, I decided to review recent posts to find out which reading I had missed. I discovered it to be what we will call today’s reading from 2 Timothy 3. (Originally scheduled to have happened on Feb 27th.)
As I look to get caught up so that I can start April on track, I turn to God’s Word from 2 Timothy 3 which tells us…
Godlessness in the Last Days
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.
All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God
You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
–from 2 Timothy 3
So let’s not be fooled. Let’s not be drawn off track by selfish desires. Let’s turn to the source of truth! Let’s turn to God’s Word! Let’s grab hold of the truth of Jesus, especially this day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Let’s take hold of what God’s Word tells us because it is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. God’s desire is that we can live out each day complete and equipped for every good work. We only get today to do something about! Yesterday is gone! Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed! So let’s make the most of today! Let’s live a life that won’t leave regrets! Let’s live a life that is joyful powered by the joy of the Lord which is our strength! Let’s celebrate that this is the day that the Lord has made rejoicing and being glad in it! Let’s reflect on what God’s Word tells us and warns us about so that we are prepared and equipped for what will come our way. Let’s be sensitive to the prompting of the Holy Spirit so that we can walk in alignment with God’s will and purpose for our lives!
Compare what people say against what God’s Word says to see if it is truth! Compare what people do against the instructions of God’s Word to see if it is right! Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life! He is the one way to heaven and getting to the heavenly Father. Jesus paid it all to make a way for us to be reconciled back to God! God is a just God and took it upon Himself to make a way for us to be able to be saved from an eternity apart from Him. God desires that nobody will perish but rather having everyone come to repentance. Don’t wait for tomorrow, instead grab hold of today! Don’t put off till tomorrow, instead take care of it today! Let’s grab hold of today’s word! Let’s grab hold of God’s Word! Let’s receive Jesus into our hearts and be transformed, the new coming and the old passed away!
So are you interested in making today your day? Are you interested in accepting and receiving Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Are you interested in turn back to the Jesus you once had a relationship with? It’s not about rituals and routines, it is all about starting and living out a relationship with Jesus! Are you ready? Are you pumped? Want to get started? Let’s invite Jesus into our hearts through this prayer and then daily take time to talk with Him, take time to hear from Him through His Word, through songs, through others. Let’s bring God all the praise, the honor, and the glory in Jesus’ name.
Read this prayer with me…
The devotional associated with our reading from 2 Timothy 3:16-17 from the Global Impact Bible on the topic of the impact on history and philosophy speaks to the content of the Bible.
I thank You Lord for this time to look into Your Word. I thank You for this time to spend with You. I thank You Lord that I can make the time to focus on You and be filled with Your Word as I start this day. Help me today Lord to live up to Your commandments. Help me Lord with wisdom for today. Help me Lord that I won’t stray but help me Lord to live a life that speaks the truth and aligns with Your Word and Your commandments. Lord, give me wisdom on what to say and not to say. Grant me the boldness and courage to accomplish Your will. May all the things I think, say, and do bring You praise, honor, and glory. I ask all this in Jesus’ name. Amen.