Day 171/260: Read 2 Timothy 2
Diligence in the work and Word of the Lord is to be commended. Paul wrote to the Corinthians, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58).
One who is diligent in the work and Word of the Lord is approved by God. He stands on God’s solid foundation, the inspired Word. He does that which pleases the Lord because he knows what the Lord has done for him.
One who is diligent in the work and Word of the Lord has no cause to be ashamed. There is amazing power in the Word. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek” (Romans 1:16).
One who is diligent in the work and Word of the Lord is careful in how he handles God’s revelation to man. The New King James Version says, “rightly dividing the word of truth.” The American Standard Version says, “handling aright the word of truth.” If there is a right way to do something, that implies there is also a wrong way to do it. We must study to understand the Word in its proper context, carefully applying it to our lives as we seek to serve God more faithfully.
Memory (Read aloud 5-10 times)
2 Timothy 2:15. Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Pray for wisdom in handling the Word accurately.