(2 Timothy 2:24-26) And the Lord's servant must (1)not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, (2)able to teach, (3)patiently enduring evil, (4)correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.
I feel this passage speaks to our call to evangelism. It speaks to each person being ready to spread the word of God in whatever capacity the Lord has led them into. God will put each of His chosen in situations that He has prepared for them, just as He has prepared His chosen for that situation through experience. While God prepares us through experience we must also rely on His spirit to help us act in a manner that reflects the light of God and draws people from the darkness of sin. The four elements of Lord’s evangelical servant deserve to be explored further. Let’s see what each looks like when we seek deeper appreciation for the qualities we are called to present in our walk.
Published by Thomas Hopkins