2 Timothy 2:1-13 Devotional – Day 2

ADORATION – Reflect on God’s Greatness

MAJESTY OF GOD Sovereign power, authority, or dignity. It is also a reference to greatness or splendor of quality or character. 

Psalm 8:1 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory in the heavens.

Praise God for His Majesty
God is the Majestic King of the Universe. As you praise Him, consider changing your posture (kneel, stand in reverence, or bow). Think about the splendor of the heavens, the sun, the moon and stars. Praise God that His splendor surpasses the majestic heavens.

CONFESSION: Confess your sins to God and receive his continued mercy.

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

THANKSGIVING: Giving thanks to God for his specific blessings in our lives.

“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100

SUPPLICATION: Bringing our requests to God.

  • Bring your personal prayer requests to God.
  • Pray for Embrace. Ask God to use their ministry to care for mothers who are contemplating abortion. Ask God to use Embrace to make the joy and truth of the gospel known.

SCRIPTURE READING:
2 Timothy 2:1-13 – English Standard Version
A Good Soldier of Christ Jesus
2 You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2 and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. 3 Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. 5 An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. 7 Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, 9 for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 The saying is trustworthy, for:

If we have died with him, we will also live with him;
12 if we endure, we will also reign with him;
if we deny him, he also will deny us;
13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful—
for he cannot deny himself.

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

SCRIPTURE REFLECTION:
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
This is multigenerational multiplication. You may have heard this question before: “If you could have 1 penny doubled every day for 30 days or 1 million dollars today, which would you take?” You should take the penny; in 30 days it would be worth $5,368,709.12. This demonstrates the power of multiplication. Jesus is really smart, obviously. Since he is really smart we should recognize that his way of doing things is the best possible way to do them. This includes his method or strategy for affecting world change. His method was to invest his life in a few. This should inform our own life strategies. What are the barriers to you investing in a few to impact the world? Insecurity, time restraints, lack of knowledge, passivity? Whatever they are, they are not insurmountable. God has invited you to get in on his plan to change the world. That is not hype and hyperbole, it is fact. Invest in a few. It’s not flashy, it is how the world is changed.

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