Walk Gently

He must be gentle in correcting those who oppose the Good News. Maybe God will allow them to change the way they think and act and lead them to know the truth.  2 Timothy 2:25 GW

The Apostle Paul wrote this chapter to give instruction to the young pastor, Timothy. In every walk of life, you need someone to guide and support when you find yourself in a new position or season in your life. Paul wanted this young man to succeed in his calling. In 1 Timothy 1:2 Paul greets Timothy, he said, To Timothy, a true son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.  So the spiritual father addressed his son.

There are many things that a young pastor must be able to do and verse 25 talks about one. Here he instructed Timothy to be gentle when he interacted with those who oppose God’s laws. Now you might wonder why this was necessary. Well when Paul spoke of the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5, he noted that gentleness is a Fruit of the Spirit. So as you gently interact, you demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit.

Also, as a person of faith, you should interact in a manner that maximizes your ability to receive positive results. So let us take the advice that Paul gave Timothy, let us interact gently with people who have no idea that God is gracious. It you notice that the conversation is becoming aggressive, back away. Sharing your faith is simply telling others about Jesus.  Then the Holy Spirit would touch their hearts and they could have change come into their lives.

Thought for Today: Friend, always share the gospel gently.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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