Wednesday, March 30, 2016

2 Timothy, Day 3 Readings

Persecution Creates False Teachers     

Today's reading provides one key challenge that good teachers face.  Chaos and persecution will create a host of false teachers -- unsettled times and anxiety make space for a wide variety of explanations as to why things are so crazy.  Some people will offer captivating explanations that will lead many astray from the truth.  (Unfortunately, 2 Timothy has a terrible gender bias and believes that women are the most likely to fall victim to this false teaching.  Of course, it is equally alluring to men as well as women.)

A good Christian teacher will follow the example of Paul, through steadfastness of example and wise words, sharing the wisdom of scripture and the example of Jesus Christ.  And a good teacher will earnestly try to keep others from being deceived by false teachers.

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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 3 today.