Pray – (1/2 minute)
Read – (3 minutes) “He came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was a Jewess and a believer, but whose father was a Greek.” (Acts 16:1)
Passage: Colossians 3:23-24
Paul went to Lystra on his first missionary journey. He didn’t stay long, because after he preached the gospel and was used by God to healed a lame man, the people of the town turned against him and stoned him. They thought he was dead, but God raised him up and a few years later, he returned on his second missionary journey where he met people who had become believers. Among those new believers was a young man named Timothy, who Luke, in Acts 16, calls a disciple. By intentionally calling Timothy a disciple instead of just a believer, Luke tells us something significant. He tells us that Timothy had made a determined choice to be a disciplined learner and follower of Jesus. He had made the right choice on one of the most important questions anyone will have. The question is, “Who is your Master?”
The master of your life is the person or thing for whom you ultimately work. Jesus said, “No one can serve two masters. . . You cannot serve both God and money.” (Matt. 6:24) The only Master worthy of your ultimate service is Christ. Let Him guide you to be the best you can be in your work, your home, your community. He will use you to impact your world!
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