Paul wrote a second letter to Timothy to encourage and support his ministry. In this letter, Paul reminds Timothy to take what he has learned and continue to spread God's message and the good news of salvation through Jesus. To use the words of some of my recent training, Timothy is to "scale his impact", to take what he has learned and broaden its impact by spreading the message further through enlisting others.
Timothy is to spread the message by entrusting it to faithful people who can teach others. Each of us is called to be one of these faithful teachers. We may or may not be in the classroom, a Sunday School room, part of a youth group, or at a summer camp, but we are still teachers! As some learning theories suggest, we can be teachers by modeling behaviors and ideals consistent with our faith.
Take time to reflect on your faith and your role in being a teacher of the Good News! "Scale your impact" by teaching others how to live for Christ so they can further His kingdom!
Thank You for Your Word and for salvation through Your Son. Help be to be trustworthy and faithful as a teacher of Your love, forgiveness, salvation, and guidance. Allow me to help others to learn, grow, and spread Your message. Through Jesus I pray, amen.