God has not given us a spirit of cowardice

The Bible tells us about a young pastor named Timothy, whom many of us know as the apostle Paul’s disciple. Something very important that we should know about Timothy is the time, the time in which he was pastoring is not like now, it was a time of persecution, where Christians died for professing the name of Christ and that is why we should value the Timothy’s ministry, since, as a young man, he underestimated the treasures of this world, entertainment and all the carnal things to follow Christ.

Even though today we do not live in a world like that, where Christians are persecuted to death (depending on the country), we live in a world where we have many proofs, where evil is increasing, and sincerely it is a very difficult world, but this does not mean that it is impossible to live in a world like this, but it does mean that we must renew our minds in the Lord every day in order to survive.

The apostle Paul told Timothy some words that we should make our own:

6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

8 So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God.

2 Timothy 1:6-8

Here are some key words for Timothy: fan into flame, God gave us does not make us timid, do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord. All these words for Timothy are from what we said earlier, at that time there were many persecutions against the church and these words from the apostle were accurate for his young disciple.

In the same way we have to stoke the fire of God in our hearts, we must preach the gospel, give testimony of our Lord in every place, let the whole world know that we serve the living God.

Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?
Turn my heart toward your statutes

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10 comments on “God has not given us a spirit of cowardice

  1. I am not ashame to give other people the testimonies about what my God is doing in my life, really the God we serve is so preciase, lovely and tremendously beautiful. I love him wholeheartedly for I am living a life of glory, success and victory. Amen

    1. Thank you Jesus for you are my Rock and my Salvation. I Bless you for being my protector, my shield and provider and answer to all our needs. Love you Jesus. Amen

  2. Amen and thank you for sharing the gospel. The word of God will be my sword and light so there’s no fear. Glory be to God

  3. I am so grateful to my Lord and Savior for each and every day
    Who gives me strength and guidance to tell other how God change my life. And how much He loves us all. He is worthy of all the glory. Amen!

  4. In 2004 I lapsed into a coma with pnuemonia. I was in a coma for 2 weeks. My family told me that the doctors called a couple of times to say goodbye, but my Father said no not now. 2018 Im here not in the best of health but im here to tell my blessing and will until God does say its time. Amen

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