Memorise - 2 Timothy 3:5 : Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Read: 1 Timothy 1:11-14
Bible in one year: Leviticus 14-16
"And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house." Acts 16:31
call to salvation is far more than just being saved from sin; it is
also a call to commitment. If you recall the day you gave your life to
Christ, you would recall that you meant to give Him everything. Based on
that commitment if He truly has your life, then He owns your all.
Unfortunately, most believers in Christ are guilty of breaking their
promise to the Lord. How? They claim to have given their lives to Christ
yet they are still in control of their lives. The Lord struggles with
no one, He allows you to freely give or hold back from Him anything in
your possession. Many have gone back on their word in the area of
commitment. Such people can end up in hell for failing to keep their
promise to Him. Have you given Christ your life but you are still the
one dictating how your life is run? Repent today and return what you
have taken from your altar of sacrifice.
What is commitment? It can
be defined as a pledge or promise to do something. It is also an
undertaking, a state of being dedicated or devoted to something.
Commitment is becoming very rare in Christendom. One of the signs of the
last days is an absence of commitment according to 2 Timothy 3:1 -5.
Verse 5 says,
"Having a form of godliness; but denying the power thereof: from such turn away."
best a non-committed Christian can have is a form of godliness -
something that looks like the fear of God but is a counterfeit. In other
words, when you started with Christ, you had something original but
when you began to compromise in commitment, your original faith began to
give way to something fake. If you are low in commitment, you will be
unable to access the power of God. Are you wondering why you don't see
the evidence of the anointing in your life? Check your level of
commitment to God. Commitment and the anointing go hand in hand.
Similarly, lack of commitment and self government go side by side. If
you are very low in commitment to Jesus, it is because you are highly
committed to yourself. You are in charge, not the Lord. How committed
are you to the Lord?
Action point: Examine the areas you have gone back on commitment to Christ: Ask for forgiveness and make fresh commitment today.