2 Timothy 1-4
When you live in the Midwest it is possible that you can encounter just about every form of weather imaginable in a weeks’ time. Monday could be a blizzard, Tuesday could be the perfect day to fly a kite and by Thursday you may find yourself baking in the sun at the beach. I realize it usually isn’t that extreme but you get the idea. The point is that you have to be prepared for anything.
Chapter 4 verse 2 reminds us that we must be ready to spread God’s word in any and every season. When life seems easy and things are going your way, preach the word! When you are being made fun of for what you believe, preach the word! When TV and everyone on social media preaches against God, preach the word!
It seems that we live in a time such as described in chapter 4 verse 3. The message being preached from the world is “tolerance” and “happiness” on the surface. But deep down the world has been developing a war against God’s laws and His people. They have no desire to “endure sound doctrine” but instead will only listen to those who tell them what they want to hear.
My prayer for you is that you would not turn from the truth but rather share the truth with others. Study the word and spend time with your Creator so that you will be able to teach God’s word with confidence.