This morning my devotion was based on 2 Timothy 3:10-17. Don’t look it up yet… Tuesdays have been set aside for me to work on my provisional membership papers. The part I am to work on today is “Vocation.” I have a good bit of it already completed, but I still have a long way to go. When you read the questions and you try to start to answer them, sometimes you get a bit down, thinking, “Do I really know this?” Yes, I know what is required of me, I know what I have been taught, I need to stand-up and stay firm in my foundation. Today’s scripture reading helped me to know that even though I may look young, or be seen as a young person…that is no excuse, and it should not affect the ministry in which God has called me to. Paul writes to Timothy words that have helped me in my writing today: You Know Who Taught You. I do know, and am thankful for all who have poured their knowledge onto me, and to those that continue to guide me and teach me, and ever thankful to God who has brought me and will continue to lead me in the right direction. The thought for today: Be Who God Has Made You – Don’t Let Physical or Mental Handicaps Stop You or Become Your Road Block – Know What You Know!
But you have paid attention to my teaching, conduct, purpose, faithfulness, patience, love, and endurance. You have seen me experience physical abuse and ordeals in places such as Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. I put up with all sorts of abuse, and the Lord rescued me from it all! In fact, anyone who wants to live a holy life in Christ Jesus will be harassed. But evil people and swindlers will grow even worse, as they deceive others while being deceived themselves. But you must continue with the things you have learned and found convincing. You know who taught you. Since childhood you have known the holy scriptures that help you to be wise in a way that leads to salvation through faith that is in Christ Jesus. Every scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for showing mistakes, for correcting, and for training character, so that the person who belongs to God can be equipped to do everything that is good.
2 Timothy 3:10-17 CEB