2 Timothy 2:14–19 (ESV)
A Worker Approved by God
14 Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers. 15 Do your best to present
yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 16 But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, 17 and
their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 who have swerved from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already happened. They are upsetting the faith of some. 19 But
God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”
When gangrene sets in, the flesh begins to die. It is an infection that kills skin tissue. You don’t want this infection and it spreads fast. Do not get caught up in arguments
but stand firm in God and don’t waver from His teachings. Two false teachers are mention, Hymenaeus and Philetus, who believe that the resurrection of the dead has already happened.
We are taught that this will happen at Jesus’s Second Coming.
I pray: O Lord, help me to
stay true to your teachings and to give you the Glory. Amen.