Today's passage: 2 Timothy 2:20-21
- In verse 19, Christians are reminded, we are to depart from iniquity (To pursue victory over sin).
- In this context and illustration, both doctrinal error and immoral actions are being referred to as “what is dishonorable.”
- The Christian who is pursuing truth and renewing his/her mind with the Word of God and who is actively pursuing righteousness and fighting against sin is a Christians who is ready to be used by God.
Questions to consider:
- In what way do the concepts of these verses seem elementary to many Christians? As obvious as it may seem, how hard is it to consistently, purposefully, grow in God's Word and in fight against sin? Or, how easy is it to settle and get complacent?
- What is hard about being “set apart?” In a crowd of people (Or in a culture) what are we prone to want to be? Do we want to be considered “normal?”
- How does going to church (Gathering together with the people of God – Hebrews 10:23-25) and building relationships with other Christians help us remember and be comfortable with the fact that it is “normal” for the people of God to be “abnormal” in the world?