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STRENGTH FOR TODAY

Tuesday, 11th December 2018
GRACE FOR YOU
2 Tim. 2:1-7
Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. [ 2 Tim. 2:1 ]

Grace is given to God’s people, and if you belong to God, grace has been given to you. In one of Paul’s leters, he wrote: I always thank my God for you and for the gracious gifs He has given you, now that you belong to Christ Jesus (1 Cor. 1:4 NLT). The grace of God had been given to the believers in Corinth. Paul also acknowledged the grace of God given to him as a wise, skilled master builder (1 Cor. 3:10). He did the work of the ministry with great passion; God’s grace given to him was not wasted. He said: But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me (1 Cor. 15:10).

Grace is not a license for laziness. Paul received grace and he worked very hard. Be diligent with everything God commits into your hands. Go about your daily affairs, your academics, business, career etc. with diligence. The soul of the diligent shall be made rich (Pr. 13:4). The apostles were diligent about the work Jesus commited into their hands to be His witnesses. And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrecton of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all (Acts 4:33).

Grace is not given to you for decoraton. Be strong through the grace that God gives you in Christ Jesus (v. 1 NLT). Timothy was charged by Paul to pass on the truths he had received, as a faithful witness, to other reliable, trustworthy men who will equally pass it on. The truth of the Gospel must not fzzle out in your generaton. Pass on the truth to the next generaton.

Prayer:Father, enable me by Your grace to live a life worthy of Your call. Give me the power to accomplish all the good things my faith prompts me to do. Comfort me and strengthen me in every good thing I do and say.

Confession:With His power God will help me to accomplish every good desire and faithful work. Then the name of our Lord Jesus will be honoured because of the way I live, and I will be honoured along with Him. This is made possible by the grace of God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

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