Our Thought for the Day comes from I Timothy 6:11-16.
11But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 12Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you 14to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our LORD Jesus Christ, 15which God will bring about in his own time-God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and LORD of lords, 16who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.
In these verses Paul address Timothy as a “man of God,” this indicates Paul see’s him as a man that would carry the message of Jesus to others. He gives Timothy some final instructions. He doesn’t give him some specific tasks but rather presents to him a way of life, a list of virtues he should pursue as he lives out his life before others.
When we are baptized we are showing our faith and making a commitment to Jesus as Lord of our lives. With that commitment we are saying to God, Jesus and the witnesses of our baptism we will hold fast to the teachings of Scripture handed down to us, We will pursue virtue and keeping the Commandments.
Where do we find the instructions and help to live as we should and as Paul instructs Timothy? We find them in The Bible, God’s Word to you. If we spend time in God’s Word we will see our lives change and the blessing of God as He pours out blessings after blessings to you.
If you need a blessing or comfort for today, take time and look into God’s Word’s and see the wonders there waiting for you.
Our SOAP Scriptures today are from Ezra Chapter 2-3 and Luke 8.
May God bless you as you read His Words of wonders and blessing to you.