2 Timothy 2: 14-26
Paul is telling Timothy about how to be an effective worker for the Lord. From the verses it seems that one of the tools we have is our mouth because of the stuff that comes out of it. It can build people up and lead them to the Lord. Or it can tear people down and confuse them and lead them astray.
It's important that we watch our words carefully. It's almost like we should think about what we are going to say first, and if it glorifies God or encourages others, let it flow. If not, we should probably keep our mouths shut. The reason here is that the world is looking at us through magnifying glasses. If we're saying that we're Christians, people will try to find flaws in it to try and justify why they're not. We may be the only 'Jesus' they see and we should make sure we are representin'. You know?
If we are in a position of sharing God's Word with others, we have to be careful of how we present it. We shouldn't get into debates about Christianity, the Bible, God and all that stuff. This creates arguments and folks start getting mad. It doesn't solve anything. All we have to do is share the Word and let it do it's own thing.
The important thing, as Christians, is that we're serving the Lord. If we have junk in our life that is keeping us from being effective, we should throw it in the garbage. Turn from it! The Lord wants us to be vessels for Him to do some cool stuff. He wants to pour from an empty vessel that's clean, without that yucky residue from last week's leftover gunk. Would you want to drink from something like that? I wouldn't either.
Let's get rid of the sin in our life that's holding us back.
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