I READ: 2 Timothy 1; 2 Timothy 2: 1-13

Paul reminded Timothy to continue to be strong in preaching/evangelizing the gospel. That to be strong, he needed to live in God’s grace, in God’s love and in the power of the cross. The grace of God enabled Timothy and gave him the courage to testify about God and not shy away. Paul strengthened Timothy by telling him that as God’s soldiers who preach the gospel, often times we often must ‘suffer’ for it. What does he mean by suffer here? He meant not to worry himself with the problems of life but instead worry about what’s pleasing to the commander, who is Jesus. Paul also comforted Timothy to be patient with all things, for God is faithful, He will always be with Timothy.

I DECLARE: 2 Timothy 2:1 – You therefore, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

I DO: What actions am I going to take after meditating on the Word of God?

I PRAY: Pray as guided by the Holy Spirit.