A common slogan as we bring to an end the current year and look with anticipation to the coming new year. A slogan good for the passing of a year that is ending, but not good for everything.
There is no “new” word of God. There is the word of God.
That word is still to be our guide and counselor. In the new year, let’s continue to make it so.
Paul gave a solemn charge to Timothy which still applies to us today. The reason for the charge is because God is actually the only thing that really matters. The reason for that is because God will be the one who will judge the living and the dead. Everyone of us will stand before him.
For that very reason, Paul gives this vital charge to Timothy and to us – “Preach the word.” Use it to reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction” to ourselves and to others.
We must do more than just read God’s word, we must listen to its council and strive to follow its instructions.
We must remember that the church, God’s called out people, is to be the pillar and support of the truth. We are to know it, submit to it, teach it, defend it, and live it.
May God be with us and may we be with Him in the coming New Year.