Preach the Word |

TBC Staff

“Preach the Word” exhorts Paul in 2 Timothy:4:2 after prophetically listing the conditions that would prevail when perilous times come (2 Timothy:3:1-13). He also foresees a time when believers “will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears“ (verse 3). Yet, in spite of this, the remedy is “Preach the Word.” Think about it! When the pressures mount, we “Preach the Word.” The Lord honors that. Consider the example of Philip (Acts 8:26-35). This period of time was hardly cordial to the Gospel. The Lord sent him to Gaza. Along comes the Ethiopian treasurer, no doubt with a formidable entourage. “Go near, and join thyself to this chariot,” was the Lord’s command. When Philip obeyed and drew near he heard the Ethiopian reading from Isaiah. What are the human odds against all these events taking place? Consider also the particular passage in Isaiah. “In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? For his life is taken from the earth.” Who orchestrated these circumstances? What did Philip do? He began “at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.” May God give us the same boldness. --TBC