Tuesday, March 29, 2016

2 Timothy, Day 2 Readings

God's Most Useful Worker     

Today's reading offers a brief description of the kind of teacher that Paul wants Timothy to be.  He must be willing to suffer in order to share the gospel, and he must offer teaching about the most essential lessons of Jesus.

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.

Read 2 Timothy 2:1-26  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read 2 Timothy 2 today.