2 Timothy 2
2nd Timothy 2:2 – the pass it on verse. “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” It’s not enough to believe it, know it and even share it. We must be intentional about to whom and how we share it – so that it will continue to be taught long after our fleeting breath is gone. Are you sharing God’s Word? Good! Are you teaching from His Word? Great! ALSO, prayerfully consider who and how you ought to be mentoring to do the tasks God has given, both now and in the future.
Or, maybe you aren’t currently sharing God’s Word and teaching from His Word. Maybe you feel you just don’t know enough to start. Or, you know you can’t do it as well as those you see doing it in your church now because you aren’t as experienced as they are. After all, you don’t have the training to be a pastor or a Sunday School teacher. That’s okay. If you have the heart and desire and are ready to grow – ask those who are working how you can be involved! Learn from them now before they are gone.
And – keep at it – even when hardships come (2:3)
Strive to please Christ – your commanding officer (2:4)
Remember the rules (2:5)
Endure – so you can reign (2:12)
Do your best for God (2:15)
Use His Word wisely (2:15)
Avoid false teachers and godless chatter (2:16,17)
Be holy and useful – no matter what your shape, size, age, job is (2:20,21).
Run away from evil (2:22)
Run after what is right and stick with God’s people (2:22)
Stop arguing (2:23)
Be a kind teacher (2:24)
Gently instruct even those against you (2:25)
Here near the end of Paul’s life he had so much Godly wisdom that he was faithfully passing on to Timothy – so that Timothy could pass it on to those he was teaching and training – so that it would be passed down the generations to you and to me. What will you do with it today? Read 2 Timothy 2 and see what God wants you to do to pass it on.