The scripture for today, January 7, is 2nd Timothy 1:7 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.”
Have you discovered some new truth in the Bible? People fear the unknown. Do not fear it. Embrace it. Then share with others this new-found truth. The word “timidity” is sometimes translated “fear.” Remind your friends of that new truth enough times that it is no longer an unknown and no longer something to be feared.
Do we fear reprisal among our church friends or leaders if we stand up for some new truth we have found in the Bible? God can help you. God can give you the courage to speak out with power, with love, and with self-discipline as you explain that new-found truth.
Then be patient. God said, “My word will not return to me void” (Isaiah 55:11).