Action: Handle

READ: “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” 2 Tim 2.15 ESV.

THINK: The right handling of the word spares the disciple from shame and allows him to be approved by God. It also helps him to avoid involvement in useless debates and profane chatter, vv. 14, 16. Right handling is more than reading: it means a careful study in order to arrive at a correct comprehension of the text, that leads to communicating “with precision” (ISV).

ACT: Besides reading, study the Bible in order to teaching it correctly.

PRAY: Lord, I want to understand and communicate your word. Help me!

ASK: What does this text mean within its context?

Subscribe! This devotional was translated from the Portuguese. On the word behind “rightly handling,” see this post.

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

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