My friend hear this, Paul says to Timothy, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed..." 2 Timothy 2:15.
We are his workmanship, approved or created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
It’s our responsibility, our duty to make sure that we are walking the talk, that we are obedient to our own master, and that we are pleasing God, well and in all things. So let us hold fast to our profession or fear, lest, a promise being lest us of being approved of God, any of us should seem to come short of it.
Paul says, "But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates" 2 Corinthians 13:6. I have stood that test and truly belong to the Lord, just as you also do.
Reprobates are unprincipled people, such as scare you with dreams, and visions, and revelations, and callings or simply for the fact that they’re servants of God. But Paul says, "Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates" 2 Corinthians 13:7.
If God has approved you, the approval of God is greater! "Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?" 2 Corinthians 3:1.
Our sufficiency is of God; "who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life" 2 Corinthians 3:6. Let me thus conclude, study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed.
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