Guard the “good deposit”!

Scripture reading for October 2nd:  Isaiah 18-21, 2nd Timothy 1

Key Scriptures:  2nd Timothy 1:12-14 “But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that He is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me.  Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.  By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.”

Paul encouraged Timothy with a strong statement of faith.  He was convinced that the Lord was able to keep him in faith, even though he was facing probable execution in the near future.  He encouraged Timothy to stand firm as well.  It would be in the power of the Holy Spirit that the good deposit of faith in Christ Jesus would be kept.  God would help those who looked to Him.

Isaiah 18:4 “For thus the Lord said to me:  “I will quietly look from My dwelling like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.”  

Prayer:  Lord, thank You for Your amazing promises and personal encouragement to help us in troubling times, keeping us safe.  Fill me with the ‘cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.’  Amen!

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