Deeper In the Word – 8/31/12 – 2 Tim 2:15
2 Tim 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
1) Diligent – Greek word is spoudázō meaning: To move speedily by fully applying oneself , speedy commitment to accomplish all that God assigns through faith
2) Present – Greek word is paristémi meaning: To stand close beside, appear, exhibit
3) Approved – Greek word is dókimos meaning: One who is of tried faith and integrity
We have to move fast when it comes to doing what God asks of us. True diligence isn’t grudging acceptance to what God has for us but instead joyful and speedy action to accomplish His will. A major component of this is coming to God in prayer. We have to be quick to run into His presence as sons and daughters, fully committed to believing what He says and what He accomplished at the cross in making us righteous.