It seems that some Christian teachers have become distracted by speculations or trivia. Paul likens their teaching to "idle chatter." Others seem to have become entangled in controversies. These things only cloud the gospel. A good teacher shows maturity by avoiding such unimportant things and focusing -- no matter what -- on the essential things. In this way, a preacher can become one of God's most useful workers in the church.
[links to Bible Gateway open in a new window]Reading the Bible in Its Entirety
If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read 2 Timothy 2 today.