Proper Handling Required

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Today's reading: 2 Timothy 2:14-19

As he did in 1 Timothy, Paul once again cautions Timothy about false teaching and the problems surrounding people who aren't following or speaking God's truth. Rather than engaging in arguments with these people, Paul instructs us to keep our focus on God and live well before Him, giving us the specific call to be "rightly handling the word of truth" (vs. 15). I like how this passage reminds us that God's Word is absolute truth and will never lead us down a wrong path.

For us to live justly, correctly, and properly, God's Word must be front and center in our lives. And in order for us to "rightly handle" God's truth, we have to be familiar with it. That means we must be intentional about spending time with God in His Word and that our mindset should be one of learning when we read our Bible. It also means that we need to be attending a Bible-teaching church where we can regularly receive sound instruction and spend time with other Bible-believing Christ followers.

What are you currently doing to fulfill Paul's call to be an approved worker who rightly handles God's truth (vs. 15)? Is it your practice to regularly spend time with God in His Word? Do you ask God to reveal His truth to you as you take in His Word? Tami

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Tami, I am in the practice of reading God's Word daily because I want to!!
To know when someone is teaching false doctrine, I must read God's Word which will reveal the truth to me since God is true and the Holy Spirit will guide me to all truth!
I should ask the Lord daily to reveal His truth to me as I read His Word not occasionally .

I was reminded again to share God's Word but do not get in an argument because it will do harm.

Thankful that the Holy Spirit brings to our minds what we have heard and read what is in the Word of God.

If we want to know what someone has said on a subject it is best to go to the source. The Bible and the Author of the Bible!
So glad that it is that simple!!

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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