Men’s Devotion – Spiritual Dependability
1 Timothy 6:20–21 “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.”
Have you ever known a full grown man that still lived and acted like a 16-year-old? They have a wife and children, yet they shirk their duties and lack basic responsibility. How can you trust a man like that with anything of consequence in this life?
There is a shortage of men today who can honestly be relied on and counted as trustworthy when it comes to the spiritual things of God. It is not rare to hear men say they can be trusted and counted on, but when it is time to come through in a pinch, they have endless excuses.
In this portion of scripture, Paul told Timothy to “keep that which is committed to thy trust”. What was committed to his trust? It was the teachings of Christ, the doctrines that had been passed down by the Apostles, and the care of the church. Each of those was considered to be a sacred trust.
It’s hard enough just to get self-proclaimed Christian men to be reliable in regular church attendance with their families today. To whom shall the sacred trust and care of these holy things be given then? When your pastor thinks of you, does he do it with joy at the thought of your dependability?
Hebrews 13:17 “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.”
Today’s Biblical Manhood Principle: A biblical man is a spiritually dependable man.