2 Timothy 1:8-11, 13-14 New Living Translation (NLT)
The Holy Spirit has entrusted you with a priceless Gift; a hidden treasure in your heart. This is a treasure the father of lies—Satan—hates and hopes we will be careless to guard. In fact, Jesus warns us Satan wants to rob, steal, and destroy the Truth in us. He wants to hinder us from living in spiritual abundance (John 10:10). My friends, guard the Truth in your hearts diligently; God trusts you to guard the Truth and live out his message of love.
In our passage today, the Apostle Paul is giving his spiritual son, Timothy, some essential instruction to live in the power of God. Let’s take it to heart, as well.
2 Timothy 1:8-11, 13-14
Never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus. He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News. Hold on to the pattern of wholesome teaching you learned from me—a pattern shaped by the faith and love that you have in Christ Jesus. Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for entrusting me with the indwelling Truth. Continue to lead me in the paths of righteousness and bear the fruit that exalts the Truth. In Jesus’ name. Amen.