Peace in Unrest
2 Timothy 2:19
The Stability of God’s Engagement
“Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure.”—2 Tim 2:19
According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it.—1 Cor. 3:10
having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone,—Eph. 2:20
but in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.—1 Tim 3:15
The Seal of God’s Approval
bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”—2 Timothy 2:19
“I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day“—Zech. 3:9
- “ The Lord knows those who are his.”
- God is familiar with His people, because they have communion with Him and intimate company. God approves His own and consequently preserves them.
- “ Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”
- “Those whom free grace chooses, free grace cleanses. This is a sweeping precept as to the thing to be avoided: let him “depart from iniquity” —from all that is unrighteous or unholy. Get away from evil.