“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” I Timothy 2:3-4 NKJV
Welcome to the 46th week of our weekly devotional recap. This is where we remind ourselves of what we learned during the week. This week, we talked about praying for those in authority, being set apart, influence, our heritage as believers and confidence in God.
On Monday, we looked at the topic “Leave no one beyond”. In 1 Timothy 2:1-2, Paul instructed that we pray for all men, including men in authority. This is because all authorities come from God (Romans 13:1-3). It is our responsibility to not only pray for them to lead right, but also for their salvation, as God is more interested in having all men saved.
On Tuesday, we looked at what it means to be set apart. We learnt that as believers, we have been called into Christ. God has called us for His use and glory. Consequently, our desires and affection must be centered around Christ, as He is the Lord of our lives (2 Corinthians 5:15). Our calling is to live a life of selflessness and submission to Jesus as Lord.
On Wednesday, we learnt that influence belongs to the bold. As believers, we must realize that we are in a competition for souls. We are up against the world, and they set up structures and strategies against the gospel. Paul warned in (2 Timothy 3:1 TPT) “…to be aware that in the final days the culture of society will become extremely fierce.” As believers, we must take our stand in propagating the idea of God over the devil’s. If we don’t stand at our duty post, the devil will sow seeds into the hearts of men.
On Thursday, we further looked at our heritage as believers in Christ. After the fall of man, God’s plan of redemption was to return man’s dominion over the world through Christ and to give Him the nations as His inheritance (Psalm 2:8). By our faith in Christ, we become His inheritance. By identification, we are joint heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17).
On Friday, we were reminded about putting our confidence in God. When faced with challenges, we should tell the challenges about God, not the other way round. God is far more bigger and is willing to help us (Hebrews 13:6). To improve our Godfidence, we must be surrounded with believers and to meditate on the word of God.
In conclusion, be reminded that God is always on your side, and you are on the winning side. He will never leave nor forsake us.
Bible Reading Plan: John 13:18-30, Jude 8-16, Job 21:32-34, Daniel 9