I am so encouraged by today’s verses! Yes, there is exhortation: Timothy is charged to keep the commandment to be Christ-like. But look at the hope in Paul’s words:
Our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, will return! Only the Father knows the “proper time,” but the Son will return one day!
Jesus, our Overcomer (John 16:33), our Victor, our Redeemer, will return! (I know I'm being repetitive, but if anything is worth repeating, this is!) And as I watch this world continue its downward spiral, I can’t help but think it’s going to be soon—or so I pray.
And so, with this confidence, I can join Paul in his words of praise:
Our Lord Jesus is the “blessed and only Sovereign.”Oh, I hope these words encourage you as they’ve encouraged me. As we keep His commandments while on earth, we can do so with the confidence that we’ll be spending eternity with our Lord and Savior, with our Abba Father.
He is the “King of kings and Lord of lords.”
He is immortal, omnipresent, omniscient, all-loving.
He is “light and in Him there is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5).
And with Paul, I give Him praise and honor. Won’t you join us?