November 9th – 2 Timothy 4:7

2 Timothy 4:7

One of the greatest heroes in the Bible is Paul. He was tortured, shipwrecked, chased out of town, deserted by his friends, and jailed. And he endured it all with a heart of worship and praise for the Lord. I love how he describes his work for God as a great drink offering. Ready to empty himself fully for the advancement of God’s Kingdom. All in the hope of receiving a beautiful crown to lay at the feet of his Savior, Jesus Christ. I want to be a Paul. As the days grow darker, I want my hope and faith to grow stronger. Jesus promised in the last days, the persecution of Christians would increase, and many will turn away from their faith. They’ll trade the truth of the gospel for an ear tickling false message that feeds their egos, but not their souls. That’s why we must guard our hearts by knowing God’s Word and staying firmly planted in His truth. Jesus is returning soon. And when He calls me home I want to hear Him say, “Well done my good and faithful servant. You fought a good fight, finished the race, and most important of all, kept the faith.”