No Shame

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.  So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord. (2 Timothy 1:7, 8, NIV 1984).

My Musings – Imagine, if you will, a spirit of power without love and self-discipline.  What kind of testimony would that be?  Better to have a spirit of timidity.  Throughout history we’ve seen plenty instances of power without love and/or self-discipline to know how damaging it can be.  But in the context of a Christian witness it could be worse than shameful, it could have eternal consequences.

My Advice – Don’t overly focus on the power, for it is worthless without love and self-discipline.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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