Servant Living

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Today's reading: 2 Timothy 2:22-26

Being the Lord's servant requires wisdom combined with action in a variety of ways and areas. The message points I took away from today's verses are:

  • We must be committed to pursuing good things.
  • There will be times when we need to endure and be patient.
  • There will be times when we need to avoid certain people and circumstances.
  • We must be ready and willing at all times to lovingly teach and correct others.

Paul issues a pretty tall "to do" list in these few verses, but it's a list I'm willing and eager to tackle, one step and one day at a time. Will you join me?

What does being the "Lord's servant" mean for your personally? What area(s) do you most need to work on from today's passage? Tami

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Lord's servant to me means to devoted,committed to Him and to do that I must desire to be like Jesus when He humbled Himself as a servant.
To imitate Christ I need to focus on His behavior just like a child does when he imitates gestures like their parent.
I need to work all areas because if I focus on one area to much I fail in another area.
I need the Lord and I need to draw closer to Him to be a model servant that the Lord can use.

Tami, I am not really sure what you meant by this one of your list:"There will be times when we need to avoid certain people and circumstances."
Flee like Joseph did with Potiphar's wife?

Wanda,

Joseph could be one example, but what I was referring to is what we see in verse 23 where we're told, "Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies." That tells me that I must be wise in who I choose to engage in conversations with. There are certain people that I know or consider friends who are prone to want to discuss issues that are controversial (moral issues, political differences, social issues, etc.). I've learned over the years that this is not a good use of time because neither of us is going to change the other's mind. Engaging in a debate will only end with both of us being frustrated or worse.

So rather than "looking for a fight," I choose instead to focus on "pursu[ing] righteousness, faith, love, and peace" (vs. 22). I'm not always successful, but I've found over the years that not allowing myself to be drawn into certain conversations is the wisest and best use of my time.

Hope this makes sense. Thanks for spending time with me on P4!

Tami

Tami, thanks for your answer that makes sense.
In today's lesson (Friday 3/27/2020)
Paul says "Avoid such people."in (2 Timothy 3:5).

It only causes frustration and worse as you have answered and it waste a lot of time and it does not glorify the Lord.

I need to heed this too,Tami.

You are an excellent teacher,Tami

I have prayed often that others would participate and I am sure others ar here,but not as yet made an welcomed comment.

I have enjoyed your blog and have been blessed,instructed and corrected by God's Word as He has been using you to help me grow in the Lord!

Thank you again Tami

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