Strong in the Grace
“You, therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 2:1)
Timothy was a young man given immense responsibilities, and as Paul intimated in other places, Timothy seemed to struggle with the weight of his vocation and circumstances. Timothy, at times, was timid and allowed his fears to keep him from seizing the moment and opportunities he was presented with. No one likes to fail, and Timothy was no exception.
Yet, Paul pleaded in fatherly tones with Timothy to be strong in grace. There is a boldness that should exist for us when we realize that Jesus came preaching grace and truth (see John 1:17) and that even our failures can be woven together for the good of the gospel (see Romans 8:28). When we come to terms with God’s desire to use us though we be fragile and flawed, we can become bold. God will sustain us, just like He did Timothy.
Don’t let fear stop you from serving. Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites