Word of Truth [2 Timothy 2:15 Devotional]

Word of Truth [2 Timothy 2:15 Daily Devotional]

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”

2 Timothy 2:15

What is 2 Timothy 2:15 about?

The Apostle Paul is writing this letter to his protege, Timothy, but this applies to us today as well. There’s a lot of grace in this verse because Paul asks us to do our best. He knows that it isn’t possible to be perfect even in this, but the point is to continue trying to present ourselves in this godly light. We are approved by God because of Jesus’s death and resurrection. We don’t need to be ashamed because God’s grace is new every morning. The old is gone and the new has come. And we can continue working to handle the “word of truth” correctly because the Lord continually speaks to us, we just need to listen.

Word of Truth

The “word of truth” Paul talks about here is the gospel. Jesus, God in the flesh, lived a perfect life, died the death we deserved, and was raised to life again proving he was God. He now sits at the right hand of God in heaven interceding on our behalf. So how do we handle this message correctly?

First, we must study it. Read your Bible every day if you can, but if you can’t, try for at least 4 or 5 times a week. Getting your information directly from the source will help you maintain a strong grasp of the gospel message.

Then, we must practice it. In order to properly handle this word of truth, you must do what Jesus says. Pray for people, serve them, and give generously. As you do these things, you begin to understand what the gospel message is all about.

By studying the word of truth and then practicing it, you are setting yourself up to be a good steward of the Word. You are positioning yourself to be presented as an approved worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed.

Prayer

Jesus, I thank you that I do not need to be ashamed of your gospel. Your sacrifice brings hope to many, and I ask that you would help me bring that message to those who haven’t heard it. Help me to get into a habit of reading the Bible, and give me opportunities to pray for people, serve them, and give generously. It’s in your name I pray, amen.

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