First Things First

Just as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so these also resist truth, men who are corrupt in mind, worthless in regard to the faith. 2 Timothy 3:8

We all resist change. Just evaluate our own behavior. Many of us sit at the same place around the dinner table for every meal and in the same location as we worship each Sunday in church. Consider the clothes in our closets. We typically wear a certain style of clothes and there are certain colors we prefer. More than likely there are certain forms of music we like and dislike. Generally speaking, we usually do not like to change.

When Paul talked about resistance in these verses he was talking about people resisting Moses and others resisting the truth of the new teachings of Jesus. They were unwilling to change or accept anything new. They were unwilling to believe. I have observed people who have gripped the back of the pew when invited to accept Jesus as Lord while resisting the prompting of the Holy Spirit. Today people still resist the message of Jesus Christ, but that should not deter us from sharing the God News with others.

Challenge: Are there changes in your life that you are resisting? Be open to change and doing things differently. Boldly share the message of Jesus with others even when you meet resistance.

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