Saturday, October 22, 2016

Acts 16:1-3 (KJV) Godly Character

Acts 16:1-3 (KJV)
Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek:Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters: for they knew all that his father was a Greek.
What an example of godly character Timothy was! How our day needs Christians like him.
The testimony of the Bible reveals that he was a young man. Yet in his youth he demonstrated maturity beyond his years, certainly beyond that of most youth today.
Timothy was well reported of by the brethrenHis testimony and reputation among those who knew him best was exemplary.
Timothy was yielded to the will of GodIt appears that Paul suggested Timothy travel and train with him. This was not his plan that he worked out. He was willing to go where God led. He was willing to hear and follow the counsel of the preacher.
Timothy was obedient to difficult dutiesHe did not have to go with Paul yet here he submits to the painful and even extreme ritual of circumcision because Paul determined it would create less controversy as they ministered.
What a treasure in the church are those few souls who:
  • Maintain a good testimony 
  • Willing follow God’s leading and
  • Do the hard things for the sake of unity and the saving of  souls 
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Acts 16:1-3 (KJV) Godly Character

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