5/17/13 Daily Devotion

1 Timothy 1:18-19 Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well, [19] holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith.

Paul was an amazing encourager. While he spoke the absolute truth in love, he did so in a manner that made those to whom he was speaking feel his faith and consider their own. Paul encouraged Timothy to keep strong in the faith, to keep focused on God, and in doing so he would be fulfilling the will of God for his life. Paul asked Timothy to make a choice, follow his instructions or walk against the perceived will of God. Timothy chose the road less traveled, the powerful path of God. There are seemingly three paths set before us, three paths that we have to choose from. There is the path of righteousness. This path is the powerful path of God, the path that He desires us to walk, the path that will glorify Him and bring blessings into this world. There is the path of self-righteousness. This is the path we take when the will of God is of no importance to our lives. Finally there is the fence path. This is the path we walk upon when we pretend to serve God, but actually serve ourselves. Timothy chose to follow the powerful path of God. Which path will you choose?

Prayer Starter:

Lord, I want to follow the path You have for my life. Please help me know exactly what this entails.

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