2 Timothy 1:7

2 Timothy 1:7

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7

These last few months have been eventful to say the least. During this time, I have noticed the two main responses have been either fear or apathy. Some are afraid of the uncertainty that lies ahead and others have no care about what’s going or about those who are concerned and hurting. Paul gives us the way we are to respond as Christians. First, we are not to be fearful. With everything that is going on and the uncertain future, it is easy to be driven by fear. In those moments, we need to remember that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but instead gives us the power to overcome!

Second, we are to love those who have differing opinions than ours. Everywhere you turn, you will find someone giving their two cents; oftentimes they do not line up with our thinking. During those encounters, we need to remember that the Lord has given us a spirit of sound mind and love. We are to lovingly listen to them and then point them to the truth of the gospel. We have great opportunities right now, let’s use them to tell people about the love of Jesus; how He takes our brokenness and makes us whole, how He came to save the lost. Let us have a spirit of power, love, and sound mind.

For the King,

Pastor Daniel Batistelli

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