"Desire to Live Godly..."
“Desire to Live Godly…”
The Spirit now moves from warning to exhorting and encouraging...then warning.
Give close attention to the “bookend” statements.
2 Timothy 3:10-12
10 Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance,
11 persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me!
12 Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
Look at two truths for today.
Timothy followed/learned/knew Paul’s teaching.
We should live in manner so that we can tell folk “to following my teaching”, “do as I do”.
Paul gives specifics...which we will cover later.
All who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
This is a truth that rarely is known in the Body of Christ.
Most do not want to hear it.
They want to have their ears tickled.
They want to think that everything will be perfect (from the fleshly perspective) as Believers.
This is a promise.
Do you desire to live godly in Christ Jesus?
Then you will be persecuted.
Note, this is true Godliness…”in Christ Jesus”.
Not fraudulent religious activity.
Godly in Christ.
There is no other way...