FRIDAY, JULY 17
“But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you.”
2 Timothy 3:14 (NLT2)
YOUR CONVICTIONS WILL HOLD YOU
A guy was in a bookstore looking for a book in the Education section, but he couldn’t find it. So, he asked a clerk, “Do you have the book titled ‘Man, the Master of Woman’”? She thought for a moment and then answered, “You’re looking in the wrong section. You’ll find that one over in Fiction.”
It seems hard these days to tell what’s true and what’s a lie from the media. But if we are going to be faithful and consistent in our walk with Christ we must cling to God’s truth. Paul encourages us to remember what we’ve been taught from the Bible and remember who taught it to us. This means we have to spend time in God’s Word and we have to spend time with faithful believers.
During his term as President of the U.S., Lyndon Johnson was somewhat overweight. One day his wife challenged him with this blunt assertion: “You can’t run the country if you can’t run yourself.” Respecting Mrs. Johnson’s wise observation, the President lost 23 pounds. There are some things that only come from discipline. The convictions we develop as a result of disciplining ourselves to spend time with God’s Word and with faithful believers will help us remain faithful when life gets tough.