Thursday, April 25, 2019

Daily Devotion: Do You Know About Ed And Will Spencer?

Bible Reading: II Timothy 2:1-11

Key Verse: Verse 2 - “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

Key Words: commit thou to faithful men

The word faithful literally means trustworthy, someone you can count on every time.

As Paul is writing Timothy, he exhorts him to commit the teaching of God’s Word to faithful men. I find that quote interesting – not scholarly men, or talented men, or even men of great renown; but God’s Word is to be committed to those who are faithful.

Solomon warns us in Proverbs 20:6b, “...but a faithful man who can find?” Faithful men are a rarity.

It is related one fearfully stormy night a boat was wrecked. As the dawn came, many were seen out in the icy waters, holding on to anything that would prevent them from sinking. Ed and Will Spencer came upon the scene. Ed was a fine swimmer. He swam out and out again until he had rescued many, and was almost exhausted. He saw a woman holding on to a piece of board and crying for help. They said, “Ed, you’d better not go.” But it was too much for him. He swam out into the icy waters and brought her to shore. Then he swooned. He was taken to the hospital.

After some hours, he became conscious and said to his brother, “Will, how many were drowned?”

Will replied, “I do not know.”

Then he said, “How many did I save?”

Will replied, “Ed, you saved seventeen.”
But Ed sadly said, “Did I do my best?” He would become unconscious, and every time he asked the same question when he would revive, “Will, did I do my best?”

We’re only doing our best as we are faithful (trustworthy, dependable) to God. So let me ask you, are you doing your best?

What to do:
✞ Do your best for God – be faithful in your Bible study, prayer life, witnessing, church attendance, and giving.

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