The faithful follower of Jesus must avoid useless, corrupting arguments and instead endeavor to stand firm in right doctrine, rightly handling the word of truth. In part 5 of Faithfulness in Hardship, Pastor Dan Cox reads from 2 Timothy 2:14-19.
An Approved Worker…
- reminds God’s people of right doctrine (2:14a)
- warns God’s people away from ruinous false doctrine (2:14b)
- works hard to rightly handle the Word of God (2:15)
- avoids ungodly, contagious false doctrine (2:16-18)
- rests in God’s sovereignty and departs from evil (2:19)
Spiritually maturing persons…
- steer clear of ruinous false doctrines
- stand firm in right doctrine
- work hard to rightly handle Scripture
Applying the Text
- Do you know right doctrine?
- Do you steer clear of false doctrine?
- Do you know how to rightly interpret and apply Scripture?