II Tim. 3:14-15 But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. You have been taught the Holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus.
This is an interesting statement that the Apostle Paul made to Timothy. They did not have available at that time the New Testament writings. Timothy’s teacher was Paul. Paul was absolutely certain that what he had taught Timothy was the truth. He had personally been guided by the Holy Spirit. He was trustworthy and he had proven it time and time again. What he declared was backed up by what was written in the Old Testament writings. Timothy was raised in a godly home and knew that what he had learned was true.
The result of having been raised in a godly home where the Word was taught and lived, was that Timothy gained the wisdom he needed for salvation. The Spirit of Christ took the Word and implanted it into Timothy’s heart and he grew up to become a leader in the church.
We must never minimize the importance of sowing the seed of God’s Word whenever we can. You don’t know who will hear the Word, receive it and be saved. It is equally important that we ourselves remain faithful to the Word we have been taught. As we mature in faith we may discover different ways to understand and apply it for ourselves, but we must never let the Word slip away from us.
Like Paul, we should be so tuned into the Spirit that we can know for certain that we are on track in our knowledge and understanding of truth. We should be able to confidently tell others to listen to us for we can be trusted with telling the truth. When we are faithful to the Word, the Lord will use us for His glory and honor.