For God didn’t give us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7
Thought On 2 Timothy 1:7
The world is full of anxiety and fear. People are afraid of the unknown. Some are afraid of what lies ahead. Some are afraid of what lies behind them. All of us at some time will be afraid. It is what we do with those fears that matter. As we face our fears, we should remember that we are not alone. God is with us, and He is our greatest source of strength.
That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us. Everyone who lives on earth must understand the concept of value – especially believers. Value, in this context, is the degree of importance placed on something. If something is valuable, we think it’s important to us.
There is a good, important, and valuable thing committed to us in Christ Jesus. That good thing is Eternal Life – the very essence that makes God the greatest in the universe. Eternal Life connects us to God. We have as an endowment of God because we believe in His Son Jesus Christ. Guarding what you value is a natural predisposition of every human being.
We take care of what we care about. God asks us to take care of our Eternal Life, and here’s why. Eternal Life gives us access to every other thing God has made. It’s the password to all of God’s secrets. It is the gate-pass to all of God’s realms. Do you see why it’s so valuable?
Many believers don’t know how powerful and profitable Eternal Life is, so they are willing to trade it off for the lusts of this present world. That’s a big mistake. We can’t afford to throw away such a good thing freely given to us.
We can’t afford to trivialize something so precious. For those of us willing to guard what we’ve been given, the Word says the Holy Spirit is by us. He’s there to help us maintain ownership and proper use of the good thing God has committed to us.
Dear God, please forgive me for my sinful nature. Please help me to overcome my fear. I do not want to be afraid. I know that You are with me, but my heart is weak. Please strengthen me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.