This week I am spending time in 2 Timothy. I spent two days meditating on 2 Tim. 2:2. “The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”
This is a familiar verse but have you ever looked at it from the perspective of stewarding our treasures? Consider what you know, what you’ve learned in the years you’ve walked with Jesus. Did you know that this is not given you for your comfort and enjoyment only?
Several years ago now, I was talking with a deacon who was also a Sunday school teacher. I commented that anyone who had been attending a Bible teaching church for a few years and certainly anyone who had lead small group Bible studies is
better trained than many pastors in the developing world. He said, “Oh my, we are in trouble.” His point was that we who have so much think we don’t have enough and want more input before we start discipling and mentoring others.
But what is amazing to see is that those who have so little in terms of training and knowledge “just do it” and the Lord works through them. They pass on what they know to others – to faithful men and women – who will also pass it on.
Paul precedes 2 Tim. 2:2 with this: “You, therefore my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” Today, let’s ask Jesus how He wants us to pass on to others what He has entrusted to us. Then let’s rely on His grace to step into what He wants from us.
By His grace,