Preach the Word

2 Timothy 4:2

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“Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and teaching.”

2 Timothy 4:2, LSB

The life of a Christian is not lived in a church building or pew. It is not lived on a Sunday morning. The life of the Christian is lived 24-7-365, or as the case is in Leap Year 366. The message of Christ is meant to be spoken out by all who believe. It is spoken out in words and lived out in our actions. Sometimes, this is lost, but Christ wants us to be His messengers. This isn’t a call for all of us to be preachers from a pulpit, but preachers in that every word that comes out of our mouths is meant to give glory to God. If it is not something we believe God would have us say or do, let it not come from our mouths. This is hard; thankfully, we have forgiveness. However, we are not excused from seeking to do it in all of our lives. For most, the pulpit to which the Christian is called is in the world. As we interact in the world, we are given many opportunities to carry Christ with us. This should not be only when it is comfortable or convenient but at all times, especially when it may be uncomfortable. The reality is that the message of Christ is the only life-giving Word we can share let us share the life that He has given us that others may know Him too.

Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.

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