Our Stuff Is Safe With Him
Paul is instructing Timothy about being bold to tell others of the grace that has been given to him. In this verse he is affirming a great confidence in God to guard what he has entrusted to him. He is not ashamed of the fact that he has placed his hope of eternity in the one who cannot be seen with natural eyes.
It is not embarrassing to trust God because we know he will guard what we have committed to him in the hope of an eternal reward. Even though others can’t see it and many don’t understand it, we know that he who has made the promise is faithful.
Paul makes an interesting statement in this passage; “He is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.” He had arrived at the place where he knew that there is no hope in this world and his citizenship was secure in the next world. His confidence was that God will guard his investment.
We have invested our life in eternity and we are waiting for the day of redemption. In another place it is written, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul” (Hebrews 6:19). It is this sure knowledge that God is guarding our investment that gives us hope for the future day of redemption.
Prayer: Lord, I am grateful that I heard the message of hope and invested myself in it. Grant me the full assurance of eternal redemption as I walk in the confidence that you will guard my investment. In Jesus name, amen.
Message: It is not embarrassing to trust God because we know he will guard what we have committed to him in the hope of an eternal reward. Even though others can’t see it and many don’t understand it, we know that he who has made the promise is faithful.
Affirmation: I am not ashamed, but I have boldly surrendered my life as an investment in things of eternal value.
Reflection: What was Paul telling Timothy he had entrusted to God for a future time? Should we make the same kind of investment today? If so, what would that look like for you?