40 Days of Prayer – Day 13
“You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 2:1
As humans we often try to be strong and courageous only relying on ourselves, but we need to find our strength in God’s grace. As believers we are called to be diligent in our faith, and strive to be approved by God, so that we may not be ashamed before him. In this verse, Paul is referring to Timothy when he says “my son”. Timothy had been called into pastoral ministry and Paul is commanding him to be strong in the grace that is found in Jesus Christ. We cannot draw from our own strength, because the strength that Timothy, and every person, is called to draw from, is the divine strength that comes from God alone, and we can receive this grace by maintaining union with God and staying in fellowship with him. God has promised to supply us with the strength and courage that we need to undertake the tasks he has called us to do. We need to be strong and courageous by drawing from the grace that is Jesus, for his glory and his eternal praise.
Junior Anna Grace Hudson
- SCS Middle School Teachers: Kate Anderson, John Clement, Carey Cooley, Joyce Davies, Philip Guthrie, Erin Haven, Allen Hazen, Kris Jones
- Praise Jesus for being “the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
- Ephesians 3:14-21: For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.