Press On

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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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33 thoughts on “Press On

  1. Sam says:

    I confess that I let the bad news around me fuel my anger and although I know the good news of Christ Jesus I need to study it and learn to understand more

  2. Cory B says:

    I’ve been basically off social media and national news since the last summer when it really got out of control. I may not be able to talk or debate people on current events and even feel out of the loop at times, but I am so much more at peace. I also try to keep my phone in another room at night.

    I highly recommend it men! Life is so much better when you are peace.

  3. Marty Roddy says:

    Some days the message of God and THE WORD helps Clean up the daily world message….other days it is my Armor for the day…Good stuff today- Thanks

  4. Dennis says:

    2 Timothy 2: 3 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
    We must press on against all odds , standing firm in our faith.
    I stopped watching the news a while back and have found much more peace and less anxiety.

  5. Jason Taylor says:

    Over a year ago I would read a few media news sources each day but since then I have cut out 95% of what I use to read. Our church read through the Bible in 2020 and since then I have made the Word of God my #1 priority and sincerely can’t go to bed without opening my Bible. The Word of God truly has become alive like never before!

  6. Dennis Burk says:

    Anen and amen
    I’ll soon be 65, with back pain that is very limiting. The trial of ones faith is good for us. (Not fun).
    Thanks

  7. Danny Leo says:

    All In! Turning off the ‘news, media dial’ and turning up the ‘God dial’. I find comfort knowing the His word never changes!!!

  8. Dave Benson says:

    I’m in! The worldly news frustrates me and seems never ending! I’m going to focus on the good news and never ending promise of Jesus and find joy!

  9. Jeremy Juergens says:

    Timely reminder Vince! As the world the gets crazier we needs to focus more on the eternal truths! I’m in!

  10. Ben says:

    I’m with you. All in.

    Listening to this endless cycle of news and babble weights you down and is time consuming/wasting.

    I commit to limiting my intake of news and take that time to spend in the word, prayer and service.

    Thank you! Great time of devotion!!

  11. Jeremiah Jolley says:

    I can’t watch the news at all anymore. It is just a cycle of craziness, in my opinion. You have to stay in prayer and the Word more. Thank you for this this morning

  12. Matt Smith says:

    Years back I used to watch the news religiously. But b/c it is so bad, I don’t think I’ve watched the news in 7 months (I do hear it occasionally on the radio though). And I am functioning fine w/o it; gives me more time to read my Bible.

  13. John Parish says:

    Put God first every day…..and He Will put you First..
    Let His voice drown out the corruption of this World!!
    He is our Great and Only Hope!!

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  14. Walter says:

    For the most part, already have stopped watching, listening to the talking heads. Thanks for the reminder to press on!

  15. Tim shea says:

    Yes I’m with you to turn off bad news and to listening to good news. I ask that Gods good news whould win in me also

  16. Justin says:

    I haven’t watched the news in over a year trying to put more time in bible studies and it has changed my life

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  17. John A. says:

    I am committed to spend more time with God’s word in my heart, soul and mind every day
    . I am committed to block out the false words and actions of the world.
    I am committed to pray for all of God’s people.

  18. Greg G says:

    Yes, more of You, Abba Father, more of You, less of me! I need to hear more of You, I am too familiar c with the manifold problems of the world. But these WILL happen as the glorious end draws near, even as we work for You Lord, even so, come quickly

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