Passing it Forward

IMG_0659When you think of the verse in 2 Tim 2:2, “What you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will be able to teach others as well,” what comes to your mind?  How does this verse impact your life and thoughts?  Why does Paul write this to Timothy?  To whom is he referring too?

Timothy is to pass on the teachings he received from Paul to others. Yet, the qualifier is “faithful” people.  The Greek noun here is pitis used as an adjective meaning trustworthy, faithful, discerning leaders.  The goal is speaking into others’ lives with the truth of Jesus Christ so they can then to the same, to which it keeps going forward, multiplying keeping the truth of Christ.

We see this example through the ministry of Jesus with his twelve disciples.  Jesus spent time with them, speaking into their lives in many different means and forms believing that they will fully understand.  He did so repeatedly until they eventually began to catch on.  His final charge to them in Act 1:8 was the climatic focus point for the years of speaking into their lives through teaching, discipleship making and charging them with the message taught them.

Who do you allow to speak into your life regarding the truth of Jesus Christ?  How are you receiving it?  To whom are you investing this truth into?  Are they in return doing the same?  What would happen if we all did our part?

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