Bible Reading: 2 Timothy 2:1-13
“You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also, Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus”. (2 Timothy 2:1-3)
God’s History of Salvation continues until this day. The gospel of Christ is passed down from one generation to another as God continues to work through His church to gather His chosen people into His kingdom. As time passes, generations pass. But, God’s work never stops. God will accomplish it, and in the end, God’s kingdom will be fully established.
Do we realise that our time is soon? Those above us are growing old, and soon we will be adults of the church. We will be handed down the baton of the gospel. What are we going to do with this baton in our hands? What is more, how are we going to prepare to receive it?
We must pray for a serious understanding of what is taking place. Unless God reveals to us His will, we will surely go astray. We need a burden to understand God’s mission. We need a burden to be the answer to the line in the Lord’s prayer, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”. Moreover, we need to see God’s glory and unbound wisdom so that we may rejoice in the privilege He has given us to partake in His glorious works.
How much do we actually know God? How big of a burden do we have for lost souls? How much do we love God’s church? These things are only gifts of grace from God. We cannot attain them ourselves. Yet, according to God’s many promises in the Bible, He will raise His servants in every age, and God will prepare His servants to serve Him in every way.
The question is, are we going to be used as God’s chosen servants in the next generation? We are unworthy because of sin, and so the default answer should be no. However, God gives mercy to whom He will give mercy. To be used by God on earth is what will make our lives meaningful. To be used by God on earth will be the greatest joy and fulfilment of our lives. God promised that He saved us for good works (see Ephesians 2:10). We must beg that God show His ways in our lives and that our lives are used for Him for His works.
Lord, please do not pass us by. We are your people, and we want to be used by You. We know that we are unworthy; forgive us for all our sins that are many and always surround us. You can use the most wretched of sinners. Please sanctify us and use us as Your instruments in the generation to come. Prepare us, Lord, for Your works. Bring us into a closer relationship with You and plant Your love deeper into our souls. We pray in Jesus’ name, amen.
Hans Sangtoki (18) is the coordinator of RE Generation Z. He has a passion for serving his generation and sharing hope in Christ. He also has an interest in classical music and dreams of conducting an orchestra one day.