Teaching and Training, Day 23
Strength = Consistency. As we move into this next chapter, we see Paul giving Timothy a slightly different definition of what it means to be strong in Christ. Read 2 Timothy 2:1-7.
For Paul, he understood that we need to be strong in our relationship with Christ. We need to be moving forward constantly. However, strength does not mean one time power. Strength means consistency. Paul lets Timothy know that being able to finish the race and move continuously forward is what is truly going to set people apart in their walk with Christ.
What about us? We have all had specific instances in our life where we did something amazing through obedience to Christ. However, is that every day? How consistent are we with these types of types of obedience? Paul wants Timothy to understand that being consistent about Christ is about day in, day out obedience and surrender to the lordship of Jesus Christ. Are we strong in the Lord? Does our daily life demonstrate that strength?