Daily Devotional for Sunday September 10, 2017


2 Timothy 2:2 (NASB) The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.


I heard it from him, who heard it from the man who taught him. While being a young apprentice on the job site, we had the task of putting the handles on the kitchen cabinets. As I began to measure and drill the first door, one of the carpenters came over and shared with me about making a jig, a pattern, if you will, that I would be able to set up on the door and drill the holes for each handle. It made the job easier and faster. Today's verse speaks of Paul's advice to young Timothy - about the things he had heard from Paul and entrusting them to other faithful men who will then teach others. As I began to make the pattern, under the watchful eye of the carpenter, I asked him how he came up with the idea. He simply said, “Another guy showed me many years ago.” There are men who have learned much from their walk with Christ, it would be a good idea to get together with them and learn from them. How else are we going to be able to teach others? It's as simple as putting a handle on a cabinet, if we follow the pattern. What pattern are you using?


Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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