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Guarding What is Precious

Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you.”—2 Timothy 1:14 NLT

Guard the treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.”—2 Timothy 1:14 (Berean Study Bible)

Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you.” —2 Timothy 1:14 (NASB 1977)

Guard [with greatest care] and keep unchanged, the treasure [that precious truth] which has been entrusted to you [that is, the good news about salvation through personal faith in Christ Jesus], through [the help of] the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.”—2 Timothy 1:14 AMP

The Lord has given us something

so precious

It is ours.

And the Lord is reminding me this morning…

that I must do my part

to guard

what He has placed within my heart.

But how?

Here is wisdom…

Guard my words as your most precious possession. Write them down and also keep them deep
within your heart.
”—Proverbs 7:2 TLB

And also this…

“O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid irreverent, empty chatter and the opposing arguments of so-called “knowledge...”—1 Timothy 6:20

“Timothy, guard what God has entrusted to you. Avoid godless, foolish discussions with those who oppose you with their so-called knowledge.” —1 Timothy 6:20 NLT

And here is what we are instructed to do…

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.“—2 Corinthians 10:5

“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, outcry and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and tenderhearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.…” —Ephesians 4:30-32

There is a “thief” who is out to steal, kill, and destroy…

He wants to steal the “treasure” that has been entrusted to us.

He’s out to distract, and steal from our “secret place” with God.

He’s out to deceive, to discourage.

He’s out to shut us down and drive us into the cave.

But God has given us the Spirit of Truth to guide us—a Friend, a Helper to remind us of what is true…

“…the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive [and take to its heart] because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He (the Holy Spirit) remains with you continually and will be in you.”—John 14:17 AMP

You, however, are controlled not by the flesh, but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.”—Romans 8:9

And as for you, the anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But just as His true and genuine anointing teaches you about all things, so remain in Him as you have been taught.“—1 John 2:27

And I feel like I hear His heart calling, saying…

“Come to Me

Sit with Me…

Yes, “all of the thoughts” and “all of the things”

will attempt to pull against you…

All of the “arguments” will attempt to sway you…

But press in

draw closer

set your eyes upon Me

“Be still and know”

…and you will be reminded, you will see,

you will know

just how precious this “treasure” is

that I have entrusted to you…”

Oh guard what is precious, guard what is true.

Guard what He has entrusted to you.

Thank You, Lord. 💝🍃☀️

-Heather 🌺

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