Devotions for August 28, 2017

2 TIMOTHY 1:7-10

7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
8 So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for him. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News. 9 For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus. 10 And now he has made all of this plain to us by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our Savior. He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News.

GOD DID NOT GIVE US A SPIRIT OF FEAR AND TIMIDITY

Paul, writing to his son in the faith, Timothy, says that God has given him power and love and self-discipline.

PERSONAL REFLECTION

Q: What was God’s plan from the beginning?
Q: What does the Christian life look like when someone embraces fear and timidity? What does it look like when they embrace power, love and self-discipline?
Q: If God has given you the Spirit of Self-Discipline (The Holy Spirit’s power that enables you to be self-disciplined), what would your daily routine look like? Would the way you love others change?

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