As we are diving into studying the book of 2 Timothy, we are getting a good overview/big picture/context of the book by reading a chapter a day this week (Daily Bible Reading Plan). In chapter 3, the Apostle Paul warns Pastor Timothy to avoid the following kinds of people:
- disobedient children
- no self-control
If you, your spouse or your kids have these types of people in your lives, it’s best to separate yourselves from them as best you can. Set good boundaries. The Apostle Paul instructs us “to have nothing to do with them”.
On the flip side, we need to develop good, healthy friendships. Do whatever it takes to make “iron sharpening iron” relationships a priority for you and your family. Spend time with people who are going to spur you on to love and good deeds.