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. —2 Timothy 3:14-15
in this section, Paul is ascending to the apex of his letter. He wants Timothy to press on in light of all that he has written about to this point. Paul confirms there is corruption. Paul also confirms that it is going to get worse. Paul confirms that Timothy will certainly suffer just as he has suffered. But he tells Timothy he needs to press on. He needs to take his acquired learning, firm belief, and adhere to the timeless sacred writings. It's these sacred writings that point humanity to one unchanging message — the message of good news about salvation through faith in Christ Jesus from a world of corruption and sin.
And this is such a good reminder to us. Even though the corruption of the world intensifies. Even though people are getting crazier. Even though messages in media are getting more twisted. We can continue to do what we have always done. We can continue to get wisdom and trust in the unchanging message that God will save us from this ridiculous corruption and sin.
So go into the world today with Godly confidence. Not swayed by messages from people, publicists, presidents, and politicians. Go in the knowledge that the message of salvation only comes from God. That it is only Christ Jesus who saves. And that He will come to again and end this time of corruption and sin forever.
ASK THIS: Are you listening more to the messages of the world or the message of God.
DO THIS: Commit to turn off the bad news for a few days and listen more to the Good News. (Are you with me? Let me know in the comment section below)
PRAY THIS: God, may your message win out in a world of mixed and twisted messages. But may it also win out in me.
PLAY THIS: Steven Curtis Chapman. One True God.
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