OUR SACRED TRUST
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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