In his second letter to young Timothy, Paul charged his protégé to do his best.
I like to read of Paul’s confidence in Timothy. He would not call Timothy to do as he instructed unless he believed his instructions could be followed. Paul believed in Timothy.
What began with his grandmother Lois and his mother Eunice (see verse 1:5) continued with Timothy. Influential women in his life and Paul (guided by the Spirit) raised and taught the eager student to love and trust in God. Paul knew that Timothy needed reminders that he could achieve much through the power of God.
Those words along with the verse above challenge and encourage the young man to believe in himself. Timothy could, Paul promises, present himself as one approved. What a gift of words!
Do you have anyone who speaks such encouragement to you?
Do you speak such encouragement into someone else?
I want to speak such words into you today. I will do so by quoting the writer of Hebrews. Receive these words.
If you are a Christian,
those words are true for you.
If you are not a Christian,
those words can be true for you.
Trust Jesus and do your best.
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