26 Aug Watch Your Mouth – 8/26/20
2 Timothy 2:16 – “Avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behavior.”
Have you ever gotten into arguments attempting to evangelize? I have a few times trying to be a “warrior for Christ”. Truth is I let my pride get in the way and eventually get into an argument all because I just had to win that soul. My intentions were in the first place, but I was also relying on myself and not the Holy Spirit. What was trying to be done in love turned into anger and selfishness.
Paul reminds Timothy that gentleness and patience are key. We will come across people who will try and bring doubt to us and question our faith. Although we should always be prepared to defend God’s word (1 Peter 3:15-17), we should be careful how we evangelize God’s word and how we engage in these conversations.
Father I thank you for your patience with me. Thank you for your correction and your word that continues to teach me. Lord I ask for strength to control my actions and to
have patience with others as you have with me. Lord help me push pride away so I can avoid worthless arguments. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.