Right now opinions are abounding from everyone. “Open up the country!”…”No, we should say at home yet.”…”Churches should be able to open up.”…”No, it’s too early to gather together in groups.” But what happens when you have all these contrasting opinions are silly arguments over semantics rather than what God’s Word actually says. In this Scripture, Paul is writing to the young Pastor Timothy, warning him to avoid quarrels of “words” that stem from either party’s inadequate training in and/or deficient knowledge of Biblical disciplines. So before we can express any kind of opinion, we must first know what God’s Word says about it…in order to handle correctly the word of truth. (II Timothy 2:15). But to know God’s Word, we must first get into God’s Word and allow it to enlighten us.
You get a bunch of farmers together and you know what the main topic will be…farming! This happened at a gathering I was part of Saturday night, and it was fun to just listen. Working the soil for a living isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes endurance, skill, and the testing of your faith everyday as you labor in the fields. But if you persevere…if you use all your talents well…your land will demonstrate proof of the authenticity of your calling as a farmer. As Believers, we also must work as unto the Lord in all we do…enduring temptation and proving our faith daily. For in the end, the authenticity of our calling will be validated.