What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.

– 2 Timothy 1:13-14 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

Paul confidently tells Timothy to follow his teaching, but notice what he adds: faith and love in Christ Jesus. Doctrine without faith in God is only a philosophy that requires no action, and teaching without love can create a false sense of superiority. Finding a balance that is fruitful would be overwhelming except for the fact that we are not left alone to do it; the Holy Spirit is here to guide us every step of the way.

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