Get Aggressive In Your Walk
In discovering how we grow in our Christian walk and becoming more like Jesus, it is often useful to seek the advice of the faith giants in the bible. In 2 Timothy 2:22-25, the apostle Paul instructed Timothy as follows: “flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves” (2 Tim 2:22-25; KJV).
Notice that Paul did not write that we should just watch out for sin but to flee sin (run from it, shun it). We are also to pursue or press in actively, aggressively, to righteousness, faith, love, and peace. This requires effort on our part. We need to walk in that right standing with God and build up our faith by speaking the word (Rom 10:17).
God calls us to seek his peace, not the so-called peace that the world offers (John 14:27), and we are to live our lives by God’s unconditional love. If all of the abovewas not enough, we are also called to be pure.
God hates strife, so don’t argue; it’s as simple as that. Paul says we are to teach each other and call each other on but look at how we are to do it: with gentleness, patience and a real sense of humility. We are certainly not to lord it over others. Wow, lots of meat there but my heart cry is Lord change me; I need to be all you want me to be. How about you?