Daily Bible Study
2 Timothy 4:1,2: "I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching." 'Preach the word' - the foundation of any ministry is God's word. Preaching God's truth is a sacred and demanding task, requiring perseverance and courage. 'Be ready' means to take a stand. This type of ministry is not for the novice. 'Long-suffering..teaching' patience and instruction are two necessary components of an effective ministry. True spiritual growth occurs over a period of time, through consistent teaching and application of God's Word.