Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Acts 16:1-5

Acts 16:1-5
English Standard Version (ESV)

  Here's Timothy, living a life of integrity, probably never imagining that he would be read about thousands of years in the future, never dreaming that a book of the Bible would be named after him, let alone two.  Timothy probably had no idea what God had in store for him - but lived in such a way that others spoke well of him, and eventually he rose to a position of prominence in the church, influencing others to serve Christ.
  Most of us lead ordinary lives.  We aren't famous, we aren't renowned, we aren't well-known.  But if we lead lives of integrity, God can and will use us to influence others.  We may not get books of the Bible named after us, but we can set an example and be an encouragement.  We may not be as well known as Timothy, but we may point someone else to Christ, and if we can have an eternal impact on the lives of other people, what more could we ask for?

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