In this next installment of the series, we will look at Paul’s imperative, “entrust to faithful men” (2 Timothy 2:2). There has never been a greater need for “faithful men” than in our day. But along with this critical need is the ability to identify men with this character. I fear we have become so accustomed to looking for anyone who will just fill the vacancy in a ministry that we rarely look for “faithful men” much less dedicate ourselves to developing faithful men”.
Why is this so? We have substituted man’s methods for the biblical model. Paul did not settle for lesser quality because he knew that God’s work required faithfulness. How can we expect to multiply churches among every people group around the world unless there are “faithful men” who estimate God’s plan for themselves and for His church above everything else in life?
When a person is found with this quality, biblical truth and principles are “entrust(ed) or set before them” and they can effectively evangelize, establish (build up all the church); then it becomes equipped (fully mature), ready to expand under God’s leading (Ephesians 4:11-16). If our vision for “faithful men” is short of this goal, leaders will be ineffective and short-sighted. We are finding that there are very few who are willing to accept Paul’s approach. The few God has brought to our attention become Spirit-motivated, humble and self-sustaining. As we see with Timothy, they no longer rely on us, but on the authority and sufficiency of God’s Word and the Holy Spirit!
Is God speaking to you…is He calling you to be faithful? DO NOT WAIT ANOTHER MOMENT! Answer His call now and watch God transform you into the likeness of Christ; filled with the Spirit!
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