Scripture text for Wednesday, May 5th, 2010: 2 Timothy 2:1-2:26
I love the second verse from our passage for today, 2 Timothy 2:2 “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” I’ll throw out the phrase “philosophy of ministry” to describe this principle because I believe it was a foundational element both for Jesus and the NT church. Clearly this is what Jesus did with the 12. He could have gone about his ministry in many other ways, starting a school comes to mind or a political movement or a commune but he did none of those. Instead, he took most of the time during his three year public ministry to invest himself in the disciples and then trusted them to do the same with others. They did so, or I wouldn’t be writing this devotional and you wouldn’t be reading it.