Compiled by Martin Manser
“Paul directs Timothy to what he had learnt out of the holy Scriptures: ‘Continue thou in the things which thou hast learned’ (2 Timothy 3:14). It is not enough to learn that which is good, but we must continue in it, and persevere in it to the end. What we have learnt we must labour to be more and more assured of, that, being grounded in the truth, we may be guarded against error, for certainty in religion is of great importance and advantage.”-Matthew Henry (2 Timothy 3)
Deliberately persisting in pursuing “that which is good,” as emphasized by Matthew Henry, holds significant value and benefits for believers. This pursuit necessitates consistent prayer and daily time in the Scriptures. Furthermore, dedicating time to study and listen to Biblically sound men expounding sound theology serves as a valuable means to gain a deeper comprehension of the Word of God.
Allocating a few minutes each day to engage with a brief yet theologically sound passage from the Scriptures serves as an excellent morning routine. This practice aids in becoming more and more “grounded in the truth” and acts as a safeguard to “guard [us] against error”, whether in times of prosperity or when facing the trials that God has providentially ordained for us.