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2 Timothy 2:20-26
20 Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. 21 Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.
22 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 23 Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, 25 correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.
Reflection & Application
2 Timothy 2:20-21
- What are the dishonorable things I need to cleanse myself from so that I can “be an instrument for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master”?
- What are the good works that God has prepared for me to do?
2 Timothy 2:22-24
- What is the relationship between “flee[ing] youthful passions” and “pursu[ing] righteousness”? Why is it important to do so “along with those who call on the Lord”? How can I do this concretely?
2 Timothy 2:25-26
- How are people caught in “the snare of the devil” and “captured by [Satan] to do his will”?
- What are the lies of this world that I need to “come to [my] senses” about and repent of?