“Did I Say THAT?!” – God

It is a terrible affront and injustice to knowingly misrepresent what another person has said! It is also a serious mistake to misrepresent someone innocently when it is your responsibility to represent what they have said accurately! That is especially true for those who preach, teach or share “God’s Word!”

With “tongue-in-cheek” I have told the Bible students I have taught over the years, “I don’t want God looking down when I preach, teach, or share His word and exclaiming, ‘I said THAT?!’”

This morning during my time of “Coffee with the Lord” I again read this sober challenge, charge and warning from Apostle Paul to young Timothy…

“I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: PREACH THE WORD! Be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you… FULFILL YOUR MINISTRY! (From 2 Timothy 4:1–5 ESV)

I’m just telling you… after reading that passage again today, I paused and committed myself, to be best of my ability (and the Holy Spirit’s assistance) TO NEVER MISREPRESENT WHAT GOD INTENDED TO COMMUNICATE THROUGH HIS WORD! I want to “Present myself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth!” (2 Timothy 2:15)

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