Sometimes, what you need to do is just “keep on keeping on.” You’re going in the right direction…you’re doing well. There’s no need for change – just “keep on keeping on”.
As we look around us, we see a world in turmoil. And we ask the question, “What does God want us to do in these last days?” Well, if we love the Lord and are truly seeking to live a godly life, I think the answer is God wants us to just keep on keeping on. In 2 Timothy 3, Paul has just described the decadent condition of the last days’ culture. Then he turns to his young partner, Timothy, and in verse 14 and 15 he says, in light of all that he has just said, — here’s what I want you to do:
“But continue thou in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned them, and that from a child you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
Now in essence, what Paul was saying to Timothy was – Hey! There’s no need to panic! And there’s no need to go running around looking for some new methodology. Just keep on having confidence in the Scriptures. The Word of God is the answer to every age – including the perilous times of the “last days.” Just continue doing what you’ve always done. Go to the Holy Scriptures.
The word “continue” is a word that means “to remain or stay.” It means to persist in what you are doing – to stay the course – to continue in the same direction.
Timothy had known the Bible since he was a kid. Over the years he had seen how powerful the Gospel was to change lives, and now – even though things were getting bad – there was no need to change. The Word of God was still the answer.
Now we need to realize that, too. Our culture has changed, but the answer for life hasn’t – it’s the Word of God. So let’s continue teaching it. Let’s get back to the Bible.
Remember – some things never change, and the power of the Word of God to change lives is one of those things!