Bible Bites

Bible Bites

A Standard Value

“Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 1:13)

Standards are important because they clarify expectations.  Food standards are why restaurants receive ratings for their hygienics and safety protocols.  Enjoy a worry-free meal out? Thank the standards.

Standards also allow us to replicate results.  Standardized testing ensures that there is equality in testing behavior – all kids can study for the same exams with a measure of confidence that the test they take will look like the one they prepared for.

Paul calls the commands of God, “the standards of sound words” – they clarify God’s expectations of us, and they ensure we can have confidence in the results of following them.  There is a pattern, and it isn’t going to change.  What a blessing that God gives us standards to live by!

Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites