We Have Important Work Each Day.

Read 2 Timothy 1:6-9. See also 2 Peter 1:1-8.

2 Timothy 1:6-9
6Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk. 7They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.
8We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. 9We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,

2 Peter 1:1-8
1Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:
2Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
3His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
5For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ

The greatest shame imaginable would be to know that the power and means exist to solve a major problem or prevent a tragedy and no one did anything. Wait…I do that every day. I know, for certain, God has the answer to every crisis and need. Daily He calls me to act. He whispers for me to work with the skills He has already given me, within His will, to tell the world that He loves us all. God calls each of us. We needn’t fear failing, or let evil send us cowering to a corner, or let guilt be our excuse. We are not worthy, but we’re loved, forgiven, and God-empowered. What is your holy calling? What actions are you called to take today?

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