Many see the Word of God. . .few observe!
Paul gives a charge to Timothy that is important for every leader in the Kingdom of God. Careful consideration and intentional delegation are required. Each of us is to place the key things we have learned in the heart and mind of others who will provide safekeeping for the future. But who should we select?
2 Timothy 2:2 (NIV) 2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.
We are to hand over those things to others who will handle that investment with great care. But they must be a sure and unfailing person.
Here is an entry from A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament:
πιστός , ή, όν faithful, trustworthy, reliable; believing (often believer, Christian; ὁ έκ περιτομῆς π. Jewish Christian Ac 10:45); sure, true, unfailing ( τὰ π. sure promises or blessings Ac 13:34)
Who in your life do you consider a Timothy? Has your Timothy proven himself or herself? Does their behavior match their words? Is their yes, yes and their no, no? Do their commitments remain strong? Do they seldom follow-through on assignments?
Be careful who you select for mentoring. They must be trustworthy, faithful and dependable. Be intentional today. Feel comfortable that God could take you home tomorrow and there are faithful people who will continue all that you have started. The future of the Kingdom of God depends upon our care so there can be a great return for eternity.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
Deeper Still Missions
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 Newman, B. M., Jr. (1993). A Concise Greek-English dictionary of the New Testament. Stuttgart, Germany: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft; United Bible Societies.
Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.