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Daily Bible Study From 2 Timothy 4:6-8
Serving God Faithfully To The End 2 Timothy 4:6-8
Success, what is it? Someone said, “Money is the only measure of success.” Another person said, “Success is attaining a high position in life.” Still another person said, “Success is achieving the dreams of your heart.” Is achieving these things success? Many great people have achieved wealth, position, and their dreams, but somehow they have not experienced success and fulfillment. As Jack Higgins said, “When you get to the top, there’s nothing there.”
There is a song we sing regularly that answers our question. There is none like you. No one else can touch my heart like you do. I could search for eternity long and find there is none like you. Of course this song speaks about Jesus. We can search for success and fulfillment in achievements and material possessions but I don’t believe we will find it. Don’t get me wrong. There is nothing inherently wrong with achievements. There is nothing inherently wrong with wealth. In fact, we need to thank God for our achievements and wealth. However, these things will not bring lasting success and fulfillment. We will only find lasting success and fulfillment in the person of Jesus Christ.
According to the apostle Paul, lasting success and fulfillment is found in serving God faithfully to the end. As Paul said, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day.” What a day that would be for the apostle Paul! Imagine the scene. Jesus looking Paul in the eye and saying, “Well, done good and faithful servant.” May our success be found in serving God faithfully to the end so that Jesus one day will look us in the eye and say, "Well done good and faithful servant"!