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2 Timothy 1:8-14 (NIV)
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. 9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 11 And of this gospel, I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. 12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day. 13 What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. 14 Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
Choose one or two key verses from the Scripture reading in 2 Timothy today and do at least one of the following for your chosen verse(s).
A – Ask questions of the text (Who, what, why, where, when)
E – Emphasize certain words as you read the text over & over
I – In your own words (paraphrase one or more verses)
O – Other verses in the Bible that say the same or opposite
U – Use it; apply the truth from the text in your life
Sweet Jesus, You have destroyed death and have brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. Help me to remain faithful, through all of life’s trials, suffering, and disappointments. Through Your Grace I have the Hope to keep trying, to keep moving forward, to keep trusting that each day is a new day. It is Your promise of salvation that helps me stand firm, even in the midst of opposition. I will not be ashamed but praise You with my every breath until I join You for all eternity. Amen.