We continue this month's unit on being Faithful followers, Faithful leaders. A big part of being a faithful follower or leader is the development of Christian character. A person's true character is determined how they act in private or when no one is looking. In today's society privacy is a cherished commodity. Yet we tend to forget all the places we are watched and tracked. Some examples of these places might be while we shop at a local store, or when we email a friend on line, even when we drive our car through an intersection. There are ways of telling where we have been even when we use a credit card to make a purchase. All of these intrude on our privacy. But have you every thought that God is with you all the time. God is everywhere and knows everything about you. Even when no one else is looking or tracking your steps, God knows. Maybe we as Christians should act as if God is with us all the time. In today's lesson Paul is instructing Timothy on how important it is to study the scriptures in order to identify false doctrine and how to shun away from non-Christian behavior.
(2 Timothy 2: 14-18)
“Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers” 2 Timothy 2:14. Paul knows the power of speech. In verse 14 Paul is cautioning Timothy about Christian leaders being involved in public bickering. If Christianity is about love and forgiveness, why do mature Christians strive