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‘Continue: Be Encouraged’ (1 Tim. 3) by @irep4jesus #LAFruits Devotional

Reading: Psalm 76, 2 Timothy 3

@thelafamily MAY 22

Continue: Be Encouraged

TEXT : 2 Timothy 3

Sometimes I feel weary doing the right thing, especially when I see everyone going the other way. In those times I run with all my strength to the word of God for encouragement, and one of my favourite scripture for encouragement is Paul’s letter to Timothy. Every one of us needs an expression of approval or support to keep us going and motivated in our respective pursuits. Paul understood the need for encouragement to a Christian living in a world that constantly tries to discourage you from doing good.

We too will face difficult times just as Paul said, they will come but we are not left out in the cold. We have the word of God to encourage us to keep on going. We have the word of God to teach, correct, rebuke, and train us to righteousness and to keep us on the right track. When we feel we don’t have the zeal to go on, we can run to God through His word and it is sure to build us up.

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing even to the point of dividing soul from spirit, and joints from marrow, it is able to judge the desires of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

God’s word to the believer in difficult times is His sword to fight through the discouragement and temptation that may seem to weigh us down. It is Gods encouragement letter to remind us of His promises and keeps our faith growing.

LEARN and APPLY: Make God’s word your first and last resort. God’s word is powerful and it’s got all that we need.

Prayer Focus:
Dear lord, help me to run to Your word in times of doubt and in weariness. Your word is encouragement to me; help me to stay tuned to Your word always so I’ll continue in doing Your word. Amen

Written by Chinedum Udeh (@irep4jesus) of @thelafamily