The unashamed worker!
Scripture reading for July 6th: Ecclesiastes 4-6, Psalm 125, 2nd Timothy 2
Key Scriptures: 2nd Timothy 2:15-19 “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the Word of Truth. But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, who have swerved from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already happened. They are upsetting the faith of some. But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the Name of the Lord depart from iniquity.””
Paul encourages the younger minister, his son in the faith, to do his best to handle the Word of God rightly. This also included living it out in his everyday life as evidenced by the instruction to stay away from irreverent babble. Paul cited two bad examples by name, Hymenaeus and Philetus, as what to avoid. Paul’s warning included a reference to God’s intimate knowledge of His own servants and His clear instructions to live a holy life.
Psalm 125:1 “Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.”
Faith confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, help me by the Holy Spirit to rightly handle Your unchanging Word and to apply it to my life each day. I will be a good example with Your help!
Ecclesiastes 5:10 “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.”