Be Loyal To The Faith – Committed

II Timothy 1:13-14
13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.

Hold fast is a command to Timothy to persists in the sound words of healthy teaching (1 Timothy 1:3-10). Many who say they speak for Christ proclaim false doctrine. Like Timothy, you and I need to pursue sound teaching and avoid all teaching that doesn’t conform to the Scriptures, no matter how good certain teachers might sound or how large their following might be.

That good thing may be rephrased as “the good deposit.” Here the phrase refers to Paul’s teaching to Timothy (1 Timothy 6:20).

KEEP MEANS “to guard”, OR “to protect.”

Which dwelleth in us: describes the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in you and I, the believers.

Friends so many good things have been committed to us through Christ. Because God has given us a spirit of power, love, and self-control, there is no room for fear. We are called to a holy calling not because of our works but because of His grace.

he alone has abolished death and brought life and immorality to light. These promises abide in us. with assistance from the Holy Spirit, we can commit to keeping God’s command.

All these things dwell in us, we begin to tell others the stories of what Christ has done. Just as Lois and Eunice formed a foundation of faith in Timothy, so we can fan the flame in others’ lives through discipleship.

Friends, we have been trusted to spread the good news of Christ to those around us.

As you and I learn more about Jesus, we are compelled to tell others. Note how fondly Timothy recalled these others. Let us never view discipleship as a task or burden but as a friendship that fills us with joy.

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