A Workman Approved unto God
2 Timothy 2:14-16
Paul’s letter to Timothy is a Remembrance, Instructions, Teachings, to his dear son in Faith Timothy. Paul keeps on remembering Timothy to do the work of a servant with faithfulness unto God. Paul was unsure whether He will be released soon from the prison second time when actually He was writing this letter but Paul was sure of the God’s word which can’t be chained and He endure everything for the sake of the elected that they too may obtain the salvation of the Lord Jesus Christ with eternal glory. So, Paul giving all the responsibilities to Timothy of serving God to churches and strengthening them in Word and Faith.
Paul was stressing Timothy to reminding them to put away the quarrelling about word which is totally against of God. We must think when we quarrel, the glory of house and in person is lost with God and Paul understand this fact to keep this as more focused to be approved unto God to be cautious with our words. Paul was one among the approved in his life and actions before God. With acts Paul also was among the one who involved in the godless chatter which eventually produced in himself a hatred for the godly people. Paul urges to of no use of that kind of chatter which is of no value in your life except ruining the peace of mind and peace of home. We must think that when someone involved in a kind of godless talk in our family it brings another argument which was in the past and it will more than worse before. The families began to split from each other. Hatred grows within each other and we give a chance to the enmity to grow in own families instead we have to depart from other families. Paul points his thoughts to the Gentiles who are living in that kind of manner and we must not live in the futility of their thinking. (Eph 4:17). Also, Paul wants to say that by doing this we are diverting from the true gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and you are thrown into the confusion where we belong to.
By saying this Paul want to confirm that only when someone is approved before God when he corrects his words to among the people and God. Verse 15, says Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved. (2 peter 3: 14) Paul comes to this by this verse of being to make every effort spotless, blameless and at peace with Him. There are people among us who are not perfect but present themselves as the best when the time comes. Strictly you are not imitating those nature of them which really motivates you to compete with the worldly men. You must consider when a servant is granted his good at the times when he presents himself his best before his master and he is pleased with him just as our Heavenly Father will be pleased with us when we do in practice what is written in the word of God. You must not be approved just by your words but by God’s approval that matters. If you are trying to please men rather than God you are not entrusted with the gospel. Paul then interferes himself as not a servant of Christ. (Gal 1:10) If we approved as a man in this way, we not need to be ashamed that’s why Paul says I’m not ashamed of the gospel (Rom 1: 16) not only obeying this law but by doing all the one. Indeed, it’s our confidence to say that we are not ashamed when we are obeying his decree. Someone who correctly handles the word of truth is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old. (Math 13: 52) and you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus to others who brought up in the truth of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. Finally, we must avoid the godless chatter when the chance of it to occur in our homes to get not indulge in it which make you more ungodly. Some godless myths and old wives’ tales you will be useless and unless train yourselves to be godly. Also, he wants to add to avoid the foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law because these are unprofitable and useless. (Titus 3:9)