EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int. Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
TUESDAY, APRIL 7 2020
2 Timothy 3:15-17
Key verse: 1 Timothy 4:12 “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity”.
This text reveals what the scripture produces in a believer. “The man of God” referred to in this text has nothing to do with age. It deals with faith and holiness. As a young man, Timothy was a man of God. As a youth Paul charged him, “Let no man despise your youth that the man of God through the scriptures might be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”
One of the prominent persons that worked with Apostle Paul was Timothy and he was a youth. He was a young disciple. Paul makes it clear that when it comes to Christianity, youths are not to be despised. Goliath made that mistake and lost his life. When it comes to Christian service, nobody should despise the youth.
The glory of the youth is his strength. Therefore, let no man however old, despise thy youth. Youth, you too must not despise yourself and underrate what you can do for Jesus. Do not think you are incapable of doing some things. You can do great things for Jesus. God chose you as a youth to serve Him.
Paul got a youth for ministry service, as a co-minister with him and working together, they established many churches. There was increase among the believers. Timothy was a disciple; the son of a Jewish woman and that woman believed the gospel of Jesus. Not all Jews believed, but she did. His father was
Concerning Timothy's life, verse 2 says that Timothy was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium. The people that saw that young man knew that he was a true Christian, a true believer. The people in that environment said this young man was a believer indeed and recommended him to Paul, affirming that he was fit to go out with him for ministry. Youth, make yourself available as a holy vessel and battle axe in the hands of God.
Thought for the day:
God chose you as a youth to serve Him.
Song for the day:
My lifetime, I will give God my lifetime
Bible reading for the day:
Judges 20-21; Luke 11:1-28
PASTOR PAUL RIKA