Good morning! Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of rightly or correctly.
2 Timothy 2v14 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
This statement, like all God's statements, has many meanings in so few words. This one statement covers most of 2 Timothy, Paul's letter to Timothy. If we are presenting ourselves to God in FAITH as one approved by Him we will be.....not ashamed at any time and we will always correctly handle the word of truth rightly dividing it through God's wisdom He has given us. We know we are the Lord's and we know the Lord knows who we are because of all we have received from Him to accomplish His purpose. We will be avoiding godless chatter because we know those that indulge in it will be becoming more and more ungodly. We are listening always to the Sprit within us guiding us and speaking through us. We will be teaching the Word of God meaning we will be preaching the love of God through FAITH in Jesus Christ being God's Word in the flesh, meaning the grace of God will be correctly working through us and coming out of us. We will not be those people turning away from the truth to myths or to pleasing others before God. We will always hold on to the hem of His garment in Faith that we are being healed and made whole everyday, made in His image to be used for His purpose, and we will never let go. We are being made in His image everyday and healed everyday, fighting the fight by keeping the faith. We know we are His workman being approved by God because we are a new person, we have been changed. We have received the Holy Spirit that has been given to us as a gift because we believe in His love given to us on the cross. We have received His authority and His confidence. We are not ashamed and we rightly and correctly handle the world of truth with gentleness to those that oppose us because it is Him working through us. If we are feeling ashamed, offensive, and continually sinning everyday quarreling and producing evil, then we are not a workman approved by God to be used for His noble purposes and His good works. We are losing our faith in Christ doing His work in us. We must turn to Him and repent and receive what He wants to give us so we can continue down the path He has made for us. Without the Holy Spirit we will be handling the word of truth incorrectly and arguing and feeling ashamed, and not confident in our statements. Are we rightly handling the word of truth because we are not ashamed and we are fully confident because we have received the Holy Spirit with His authority? Through faith in Jesus Christ we are made wise through the scriptures for our salvation. (2Timothy 3v15 and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Thank you Jesus Christ for the gift of the Holy Spirit because through the Holy Spirit all scripture is God-breathed!)Through faith in Jesus Christ making us who we are, we can rightly handle the word of truth because He is rightly handling it through us! I love everyone with the love God gives me for you! Read 2 Timothy