Continue in God’s Word

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2 Timothy 3:14-15

This time of year there’s a lot of graduations. College graduations, high school, junior high, even kindergarten and preschool. And after all such graduations usually the individuals think “ah, I’m finished, I’m done, it’s over, I never have to go back to that place again!”

Sad to say the same mentality is sometimes used in the church. When kids maybe graduate out of Sunday School classes or maybe are finished with their catechism or confirmation classes to think “I know everything I need to know, I don’t need to go back there again. I am done, I have all of the knowledge I need.” However, God in His Word tells us this, in 2nd Timothy chapter 3 verse 14

As for you, continue in the things you have learned and about which you have become convinced. You know from whom[a] you learned them and that from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. (2 Timothy 3:14-15)

The Apostle Paul is encouraging Timothy in this text here to continue in God’s Word. As he reminds him the importance of that Word that Word makes him wise for salvation through Jesus Christ. How easy it is to forget even that central truth of the Bible. When we’re away from church, away from God’s Word, for a while.

Yes we might think that we know it all, we can forget. We can begin to think again that our way to God, our way to heaven, is through the things that we do. The good things that we see in our own lives forgetting our need for a Savior Jesus Christ. Yet God’s Word reminds us of that all the time when we use it again and again and again. And how important it is to not just know that knowledge once, but to grow in it all the rest of our lives. To continually be brought back to the truth that Jesus Christ is your Savior from sin, amen.

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