QTVOTD: Guarded…

“…I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that HE IS ABLE TO GUARD  until that day WHAT HAS BEEN ENTRUSTED TO ME. Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, GUARD THE GOOD DEPOSIT ENTRUSTED TO YOU.” 2 Timothy 1:12-14 -> me:  The ‘guarding of what has been entrusted’ really caught my eye with these verses.  In verse 12 it is God who will guard what has been entrusted to me and in verse 14, it is by the Holy Spirit that I am to ‘guard the good deposit entrusted to me’.  I believe the ‘good deposit’ is the calling on Timothy’s life that Paul talks about earlier.  Paul here is showing us that we can not do this guarding unaided…we not only need the Holy Spirit within us to help us guard that the calling God has put on our lives but we also need Him to help us unlock the power needed to fulfill our calling through sanctification.  Our relationship with Jesus and God the Father are clearly spelled out here – it is symbiotic.  God guards what He has entrusted to me in my ministry, and I lean on Him alone for the strength and power to guard the deposit that will grow into a return as I seek Him and remain obedient to His word, will, and purpose in my life.

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