Monday, July 2, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018: 2 Kings 16-18, 2 Timothy 4:1-8 by Pamela

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 2 Kings 16-18, 2 Timothy 4:1-8

Yesterday our pastor shared a great message in honour of our country's birthday. These were my notes:

When I read through today's passage, this part of the NT stood out for me:

For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths.
But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.
We are in that "time". People no longer listen to "sound and wholesome teaching". They do look to others who will tell them what they want to hear. People are rejecting the truth. They are seeking after things that are false. But, in the midst of all this, we are called to be faithful to God. We are not to be afraid of suffering for the sake of the gospel. We are to follow God's commands despite the opposition and the price. We are to bring people to Christ through obedience. God is in charge. We need to remember that.

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