July 26, 2013
2 Timothy 1:8 …but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God
Do we ever put ourselves in a position to even sort of suffer? I’m not talking about being imprisoned for spreading the gospel, and I don’t think that is the only suffering that Paul was speaking about. Not doubt it is part of what he meant because he was in prison while writing this. However, there are many levels of suffering that we, as believers, can go through. The most of course being physical suffering. Yet, do we even make ourselves even remotely uncomfortable? Do we share our faith at all? We, here in America, are able to do this without the threat of physical imprisonment hanging over our heads, but we don’t. We don’t because we are afraid of a little emotional discomfort of fearing what they will say to us. The fear of man is a powerful emotion, but not so powerful that the power of God within us can’t battle and win!