The Supreme Act of Worship, Part 3
We all love to be inspired. But, many of us have a secularized view of what inspiration really is. We find inspiration in things such as songs, books, poems, and pictures. True inspiration comes directly from God. Inspiration is a transmission of God’s word, truth, and wisdom, by way of the Holy Spirit. Being inspired by God should produce spiritual results in our lives. It is the truth that truly makes us free. It is your job to receive inspiration by remaining in God’s word and to apply this inspiration to every area of your life. When we take on the mind of Christ, it should inspire us to live godly and produce spiritual fruit, in every aspect of our lives. (Part 1 of 3)
In the second letter to Timothy, Paul has some very direct instructions that he writes to Timothy, pastor to the church of Ephesus but first and foremost, his spiritual son. He wanted to make sure that Timothy was able to endure, withstand, and be steadfast despite life's opposition. Even though Paul writes to encourage his son as he pastors, this epistle provides encouragement to all believers to continue in the ministry of the church which is to encourage and continue to build up the Saints. Paul, while sharing these relevant things with Timothy, had to also remind him of the position and authority that he, Paul, stood in, as an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ.