Faithfulness of Jesus

Faithfulness of Jesus

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

Paul used a maxim to remind Timothy of Christian basics and principles essential to remember. These weren’t theories. Paul knew they were true, for he had applied them himself.

He alerted Timothy that he could expect a variety of problems. But, like a good soldier, he needed to carry out his assignments, regardless of the opposition.

It was important to maintain an eternal perspective. That meant staying focused, always living for Jesus, seeking first His Kingdom, and serving Him, regardless of how others might react. Don’t be sidetracked by any temporary opposition.

We are to focus like champion athletes competing at the highest level. We are to fight to win the spiritual warfare, battling like expert soldiers. We are to be diligent and committed to results, just like a “hard-working farmer” (v. 6). With a spirit of relentless determination, we always must persevere, remembering, “if we endure, we will also reign with him.”

This commitment may require sacrifices. But we will be rewarded for our faithfulness and obedience. Providing an alternate perspective, Paul reminded Timothy, “If we deny him, he also will deny us” (v. 12). But the fact is that Jesus Himself is faithful. We may fall short or make mistakes, but He cannot change. He always remains faithful.

In your life, remember these principles. Be persistent. Endure and be confident in God. Focus on your assignments. Dedicate your life to the Gospel.