Week 8 Devo – WEDNESDAY

The Church is United Under Godly Leaders

Be diligent—lazy servants do not gain the approval of God. If we are all talk and no action, Paul said it leads to “even more godlessness” (2 Tim. 2:16), but when we serve God with diligence, we can rest in His power to make it worth it; “for God’s solid foundation stands firm” (2 Tim. 2:19). Others may oppose you or try to hinder you, but do not fear, because “The Lord knows those who are his” (2 Tim. 2:19).

But godly diligence isn’t just about effort; it’s about effort in the right direction. We should be growing in the “word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15), fleeing “youthful passions” (2 Tim. 2:22), and pursuing love and peace (2 Tim. 2:22). When we are faithful to live for God in these ways, God will use us to help others come to Christ and “escape the trap of the devil” (2 Tim. 2:26). Are you becoming the godly leader Jesus has made you to be? Take steps today to “present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed” (2 Tim. 2:15).

Which area of your life do you need to grow in discipline and diligence?