Fit for the Master's Use
II Timothy 2:20-26

Paul describes to Timothy what it means to be a "vessel of honor", someone who can be used by the Lord. Living that kind of life involves fleeing certain things while pursuing other things, study along as Pastor Joe describes practically what that looks like in everyday life.

  1. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
  2. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
  3. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
  4. But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
  5. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
  6. In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
  7. And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.