© 1999-2020 Worthy.Bible - Online Bible Study - a Division of Worthy Ministries. Words, symbols we use to represent ideas, the raw material of our thoughts, have awesome power to influence. Here, Paul ranks self-control right beside seemingly more "important" attributes of our Creator, such as courage, power, and love. Timothy must not be ashamed of good old Paul, though he was now in bonds. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. He is concerned about our minds because what goes into them will determine what we produce with our lives. [4.] The inscription of the epistle Paul calls himself, 1. One has to grow in these qualities by yielding to God and using His Spirit. Darby The gospel is the manifestation of this purpose and grace: [5.] It is critical to understand that the power of God's Spirit is under the constraint of the love and sound-mindedness of God's Spirit. All your content will be saved and you can seamlessly switch devices. For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause. We can never reach that point unless we put ourselves out to love Him and challenge this fear, to overcome the inertia and entropy that is working in everybody's life. It takes the Spirit of God to produce a truly sound mind. When the gifts of the Spirit were bestowed at the laying on of my hands, not a spirit of cowardice, but of power, miraculous power, "and of love", and of a sound mind, of divine wisdom, was imparted. He always works within the framework of His knowledge of each Christian. Paul's thanksgiving to God for Timothy's faith and holiness: he thanks God that he remembered Timothy in his prayers. K.J.V. Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. 7 Want more information about Bible Gateway Plus? (2.) And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. If you would have mercy then, you must seek for it now of the Lord. The Holy Ghost dwells in all good ministers and Christians; they are his temples, and he enables them to keep the gospel pure and uncorrupt; and yet they must use their best endeavours to keep this good thing, for the assistance and indwelling of the Holy Ghost do not exclude men's endeavours, but they very well consist together. The apostle is talking about a spirit that has been “given [to] us.” It is identified here as a “gift of God” that can be “stir[red] up.” It is bestowed through the laying on of hands, as we see throughout Scripture. Godly love is an action—doing the right thing toward God or another person, regardless of the personal cost involved. If fear gets in : it can cause wrong actions to be done and after got hold it will try to sever fellowship with God : Sever closeness with loved ones : Fear destroys. Simon Magus tried to buy the power of God to use for his own ends (Acts 8:9-24), and even the congregation at Corinth had to be admonished because they were not using their spiritual gifts for the benefit of the Body (I Corinthians 12). For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7. I.S.V. That doesn't mean that David didn't have anymore. It empowers the mind to comprehend spiritual matters, producing conversion. G4995. We are to come to a throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in the time of need. He was not ashamed of him, not withstanding the disgrace he was now under. The best want these blessings, and they are the best we can ask for our dearly-beloved friends, that they may have grace to help them in the time of need, and mercy to pardon what is amiss, and so may have peace with God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. For G1063 God G2316 hath G1325 not G3756 given G1325 us G2254 the spirit G4151 of fear; G1167 but G235 of power, G1411 and G2532 of love, G26 and G2532 of a sound mind. Moses even said it that he was afraid to go near.They broke the covanant He told Jeremiah to let them know that he was about to make a new covenant with them which is of" LOVE AND PEACE not Of FEAR.(JER:31:33-34. SELECT A BOOK CHAPTER. Most modern translations render it as "self-control," but "sensible," "sobriety," "self-discipline," "self-restraint," "wise discretion," and "sound judgment" are also used. VERSE . I have been given a spirit of power and of love and of a sound mind !!!! It is designed for our sanctification: [3.] If our mind is sound, it is not cluttered up with the cares of this world. Our minds will be sensible, sober, balanced, and restrained, and we will have wisdom, discretion, and solid judgment. 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, 2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. Dunamis as the Capacity for Accomplishing, God's Spirit is Source of All Spiritual Abilities, Holy Spirit as Outworking of God the Father. People can seek this power for the wrong reasons, and it can be misused. See what over 145,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. Love's greatest challenges are to overcome laziness and fear. Usually, the Holy Spirit was given by the laying on of an elder's hands, confirming baptism. All your content will be saved and you can seamlessly switch devices. Try Bible Gateway Plus free for 30 days. Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial. The best thing we can seek, either for ourselves or our friends, is that the Lord will grant to them that they may find mercy of the Lord in that day, when they must pass our of time into eternity, and exchange this world for the other, and appear before the judgment-seat of Christ: the Lord then grant unto all of us that we may find mercy of the Lord in that day. Thus, the power of the Holy Spirit is the outworking of God the Father, rather than something we can use for our own ends. 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. He exhorts him to count upon afflictions, and get ready for them: 1. These qualities are products of God's Spirit in us. . In PS.34, David said, he sought the Lord& He delivered him from all his fears. III. The origin of it is the free grace and eternal purpose of God in Christ Jesus.