The Teachable Timothy by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
HIGHER EVERYDAY DEVOTIONAL
MONDAY JUNE 21, 2021
THE TEACHABLE TIMOTHY
BIBLE TEXT: ACTS 16:1-5
MEMORY VERSE: “Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek” (ACTS 16:1).
Our world of gross insubordination, stubbornness and disrespect for parents, stands in contrast to the teachable and submissive attitude of Timothy. Timothy was a coworker of Paul, his leader, and was very submissive to him. Saint Augustine aptly said, “Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues; hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist, there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
Humility is another word for being teachable. Timothy was humble and had Christian virtues because he submitted himself to the training of his mother, Eunice. Many youths do not highly regard their parents and constituted authority anymore. They need to emulate the character of Timothy. Humility made Timothy to submit himself to Paul’s demand for him to be circumcised to make him acceptable to the Jews who would not accept anyone uncircumcised. Humility also made him to accept and remain at his church posting at Ephesus. As a Christian youth, do you respect and submit yourself to your leaders in the church, school or place of work? Learn to be humble.
QUOTE: Learn to be humble.
CHALLENGE: Humility leads to exaltation.
PRAYER: Lord, give me the grace to remain humble and obedient.