Message in the picture:
Be kind to and patient with everyone! – Fruit of the Spirit
NOTE: the above message is taken from 2 Timothy 2: 24 (NLT)
A Word for the Day from the Word:
2 Timothy 2:23-26
23 Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. 24 A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.
25 Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth. 26 Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants. (NLT)
Thought for the day
I read 2 Timothy 2:23-26 while working on the next Bible study, Faithfulness, coming soon and thought I would share it with you. This fruit of the Spirit series is bringing tests upon me from all directions. Like Christ, I have to live it to teach it. We often meet difficult people and situations, it is then that we must rely on gift of the Spirit to get us through. Avoid arguments with others who do not follow the teachings of Christ.
1 Timothy 6:3-5
3 Someone may teach something else. He may not agree with the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ. He may not teach you to live God-like lives. 4 Such a person is full of pride and knows nothing. He wastes time on questions and argues about things that are not important. This makes those he teaches jealous and they want to fight. They talk bad and have bad ideas about others. 5 Men who are not able to use their minds in the right way because of sin argue all the time. They do not have the truth. They think religion is a way to get much for themselves. (NLV)
I urge you to stay with and in God’s word, be kind to everyone and be full of patience with everyone. Blessings to you my friends in Jesus name–Tim.