Protect God’s Investment In You
In verse 12 Paul tells us that God is able to guard what we have committed to him. In these verses he is telling us that we are to guard what God has entrusted to us. We have a fiduciary responsibility to the trust God has placed in us.
The gospel of redemption from the effects of sin through faith in the sacrifice of Christ has been entrusted to us. We have been taught good doctrine and we must hold on to that truth.
Patterns of sound teaching produce faith and love in Christ Jesus. If we do not hold to these patterns of sound teaching our faith will grow weak and our love will grow cold. God has made an investment in us and it is our responsibility to guard his investment.
The Lord, however, did not leave us to guard this message all by ourselves. He has given us the Holy Spirit, who dwells in us, to help us with this task. As we grow in grace and understanding we are to be careful to guard this precious message.
One of the best ways to preserve the message of God’s grace is to distribute it freely. Remember, you have trusted him with your hope for eternity, and he has trusted you with the gospel of Christ. Are you using His investment wisely? Think about it.
Prayer: There are times Lord when I want to believe an easier message, but I know there is only one true way to reach you. Grant me the grace to stay faithful to sound teaching. In Jesus name, amen.
Message: The gospel of redemption from the effects of sin through faith in the sacrifice of Christ has been entrusted to us. We have been taught good doctrine and we must hold on to that truth. God has made an investment in us and it is our responsibility to guard and share his investment.
Affirmation: God has trusted me with the gospel; I will invest this message with others and trust that they will in turn share the message.
Reflection: Do you feel you have a responsibility to see that the gospel is given to others? Can you see God’s investment in you? Give some thought to how your life is a representation to the world of God’s grace.