Bible: 2 Timothy 2:15-21

2:15 Make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who does not need to be ashamed, teaching the message of truth accurately. 1  2:16 But avoid profane chatter, 2  because those occupied with it will stray further and further into ungodliness, 3  2:17 and their message will spread its infection 4  like gangrene. Hymenaeus and Philetus are in this group. 5  2:18 They have strayed from the truth 6  by saying that the resurrection has already occurred, and they are undermining some people’s faith. 2:19 However, God’s solid foundation remains standing, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” 7  and “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord 8  must turn away from evil.”

2:20 Now in a wealthy home 9  there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also ones made of wood and of clay, and some are for honorable use, but others for ignoble use. 10  2:21 So if someone cleanses himself of such behavior, 11  he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart, useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.

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