Daily Devotion on 2 Timothy 4:9-18

Text: 2 Timothy 4:9-18

If I offered you 100 billion dollars would you take it? No strings attached, the money is sitting in a bank account with your name on it, do you want it? Of course you would take it. It would be foolish to refuse to even look into the truth of my offer!

Have you ever wondered why so many people reject the painfully easy, amazingly beneficial message of Jesus? Jesus says, “You are sinners, if you want to escape hell look to me and you will live.” It is so simple and so comforting, why would anyone want refuse it?

The sad truth is that many people who refuse Jesus do so vehemently. There are many unbelievers who are not content to just reject Christianity, they make it their goal to discredit and attack Christianity at every turn. Christians across America are portrayed as unloving, ignorant, and back-wards because of their views on matters like homosexuality, abortion, and women.

God never promised that it would be easy this side of eternity, but he does promise to “rescue me from every evil attack” and “bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom.” When this world gets tough we can be at ease. God will repay our persecutors for their unbelief. More importantly, God will bring us to be in heaven with him when our time on earth is done. In the mean time, take a page from Paul’s book. Cling tight to your fellow Christians; we are all in this together! Read the Bible whenever you can, attend every Bible class available, join in worship at every opportunity, we are the body of Christ, and together under Jesus we can survive this life.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, keep your flock safe from the teeth of the enemy. Give us the strength to proclaim your precious truths to a world that desperately needs them. When our time on earth is through, shepherd us home to everlasting peace and joy, in Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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About vicarhoff

I am thrilled and honored to be serving as vicar/intern at Christ the King Lutheran Church and School for a whole year!

Posted on October 25, 2011, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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