Scripture –
2 Timothy 3:14 – 15 – But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you have 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.

Observation –  

Paul in writing his second letter to Timothy explains that there will be lawlessness and people will turn from God in the last days.  Verse 14 is a call for endurance to continue in the faith that Timothy learned and so strongly possesses.  Timothy knows the scriptures and from them he obtains wisdom about the importance of faith in Jesus as the only way of salvation.

Application

Paul’s descriptions of Godlessness in the opening of Chapter three is a really good synopsis of what we are beginning to see more often in our culture now.  With that there are coming times of difficulty and I need to endure and be strong in my faith.  Not forsaking what I have learned and know to be true.  The word is going to guide my way and equip me with wisdom.  I must seek God in humility and remain focused on Jesus and His will to make Him known.

 

 

Prayer

Father,

Thank you for the truth in your word and the encouragement it provides.  Let the power of the Spirit give me strength, courage and boldness to be firm in my faith.  Let your word guide me to humbly focus and follow you to give you glory.