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2 Timothy 1:13-18, “Guarding” Reimagined

Key Verse

Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.
— 2 Timothy 1:14

RCL Daily Devotion for Thursday, October 10, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by R. Fergus Moir from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

My kids are my greatest treasure, gifts that have been entrusted to me, and I have spent the last 20 years guarding them to the best of my ability. That doesn’t mean I have hovered over them and protected them from all pain—quite the contrary. I have allowed them to grow and flourish as they will, guiding and supporting along the way. (Imperfectly, of course. I’m no saint!)

God entrusts each of us with an even greater treasure: the truth of God’s saving love for us and for all creation through Christ Jesus. Guarding that treasure isn’t about hiding it away, but about being a good steward of it, allowing it to grow and flourish, and releasing into the world through acts of love and service. We don’t do this alone any more than I parented my kids alone. The Holy Spirit lives in us, inspiring us to allow God to minister to the world through us.

Holy Spirit, help me to be a good steward of the gift of your saving love. Amen.


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