Paul gives direct commandments and instructions to Timothy.
Not only for him.
For us also.
Read and heed.
2 Timothy 1:13-14
13 Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
14 Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you.
Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me.
Do we know the “sound words”?
The Word of the Lord.
How much do you know?
Do we speak sound words?
Do we encourage others to speak the sound words we speak?
In the faith…
In the love which are in Christ Jesus…
We are to retain the standard of sound words.
Guard the treasure that has been entrusted to us.
Guard through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.
What is the treasure?
The Power and Presence of the Lord…
The sound Words of the Lord…