Devotional Bible Study: Holy Calling And Purpose 2 Timothy 1:9-10.
Welcome to Day 10. for one of our short powerful devotions from the 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. This short devotional is based on 2 Timothy 1:9-10.
Read 2 Timothy 1:9-10.
"who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, 10 but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,"
2 Timothy is the last letter that the Apostle Paul would write. These final words from Paul were written from prison to a young pastor, called Timothy. We don’t know a lot about Timothy except that he was a leader in the Ephesian church and he was like a son to Paul. Paul wrote this letter to encourage Timothy in his ministry.
When you have time read the whole chapter of 2 Timothy 1. You will find that Timothy was a little timid and Paul points out to him that fear does not come from God ( 2 Timothy 1:7). He tells him that God gives us power, love, a calm and well-balanced mind, discipline, and self-control. You will also learn that he was blessed to have a mother and grandmother that taught him about faith in Jesus Christ. He encouraged Timothy to rekindle the passion for Christ that he had in his youth.
God has called us to be holy.
Did you notice what it says in 2 Timothy 1:9?
This verse says:
You have a holy calling.
God chose you for this holy calling because He loves you outrageously and not because of anything that you have ever done. You may have done the most amazing, selfless acts but that is not why God has chosen you. He chose you because He just wanted to.
God chose you on purpose. And He chose you before time began! Now that is what I call grace! Time is something that God created to give order to our present world but God lives outside of time. It is a holy mystery. God existed before time was created and will remain when time ends, and we will live on in eternity with Him. Paul is saying that God meticulously planned to pour out His grace on you before He even created the earth and all the amazing various species of animals. It was you He planned to pour out His grace on and He also created you on purpose for a purpose.
2 Timothy verse 10 reminds us that when God sent Jesus to earth for the sole purpose to redeem us from our sins through His death on the cross, it was then that He revealed His purpose and grace for us, this is His purpose from the beginning of time.
God has been planning your salvation for millions of years. We come to God as a response to His call in our lives. We did not initiate the search to find God. It was all His doing. We do not find God, He found us and our response is to follow Him passionately.
What is your response?
God is calling you. He is calling you into a relationship with Him and God is also calling you to walk strong in your faith and not to be afraid to tell others about His amazing grace which He has given us since before time began.
Today's devotional is based on 2 Timothy 1:9-10 which is from our 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. You will find a free printable PDF of 30 scriptures about God's grace in the Resource Library. It has the bible reading plan, guided prayer, and gratitude journal. Download this free printable or grab a notebook.
What is God saying to you through these verses?
What burdens do you need to surrender to God and trust Him with?
Write out your prayer request.
What are you grateful for today? Count your blessings!
Write out the scripture verse, it helps you to memorize the scripture and store up God's truth in your heart. Then in the last section of the prayer journal, there is space to record what God is speaking to you through our grace bible verse for today, 2 Timothy 1:9-10.
We are called to pray without ceasing. That means we can talk with God at any time and in any place. You can chat with God throughout the day! Praying scripture is a powerful way to pray so join me in praying
2 Timothy 1:9-10.
Thank you Father for Your amazing grace. It is hard to truly comprehend that you loved me from before time began. You called me for a holy calling, according to Your purpose and grace, which You provided through Your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank You that You have a plan and a purpose for me. Fill me with Your grace, wisdom, and strength to tell others about You and the grace that You want to pour into their lives. Amen.
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