Friday, September 9, 2016

OUR SACRED TRUST - By Joel Finck


  OUR SACRED TRUST 
Joel Finck

Scripture Reading: II Timothy 1:9-14

Most of us are familiar with the concept of depositing  something to be guarded and administered by others. We  do this every time we put money in the bank. We trust that  the banker will keep our money safe, manage itwell and give  us a return on the principle. If this is important concerning  finances, how much more important it is to be good  stewards of God's spiritual truth which He has deposited  with us!

Paul speaks of this sacred trust in II Timothy 1:14. "That  good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy  Ghost which dwelleth in us." "That good thing" literally  means "that good deposit." (Greek word parakatatheke  meaning something "put down alongside") Where did  Timothy get the good deposit? From Paul, who received it  from the Lord: "Hold fast the form of sound words, which  thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ  Jesus" (II Timothy 1:13). These sound words, or good  deposits, are the mystery which was revealed to Paul the  apostle of grace.

Just as Paul received the good deposit and passed it on to  Timothy to guard and defend, so we must continue to do so.  Paul reminds us that "it is required in stewards that a man be  found faithful." (See I Corinthians 4:1 & 2.) In a day of  financial instability and bank failures, we are all concerned  about our monetary deposits. Many would be devastated if  their banking "stewards" should fail; but how do you suppose  the Lord feels when His stewards fail to guard the mystery,  God's truth for today? Let us be faithful with that sacred




How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4


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