Today’s passage: 2 Timothy 2:22-26
- It will be helpful to go back and read verses 20-21 to get the context of the passage. The first word of verse 22, “So” means what comes next is building upon what was previously written (“Therefore”).
- In order to flee passions that are typically associated with youth (Such as, being hot-headed and argumentative), the believer must pursue what is right.
- Put off the old man, put on the new man (Ephesians 4:22-24).
- When talking to unbelievers who treat us poorly, we are called to patiently endure evil with the hope that those unbelievers might escape the snare of the devil.
Questions to consider:
- Are we to work alone in putting on righteousness? What does the end of verse 22 tell us to do? With whom should we strive for godliness? Why do we need to grow together in community, in relationships with other believers?
- Can you be kind to someone and also believe they are doing something wrong (Verses 24-25)? How does the Word of God say this is done, and how to do it?
- What has God saved us from? When we share the gospel message, what are we hoping God will save those people from? How does remembering who we are and why we are now Christians help us to show kindness to others who aren’t being kind to us?