Sunday School teachers.
Vacation Bible School teachers.
Pastors and Laymen.
They all contributed to the invaluable Christian upbringing that God gave me through them.
The most impactful deposit was made by my Godly parents whose faithfulness never wavered through all of the struggles and trials that life brings. Witnessing my mother’s joy as she walked closely with God for 84 years is the most precious gift she ever gave me.
And I am very grateful.
Paul tells Timothy in his second letter to ‘guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you.’ (vs 1:14)
All of us have received this good deposit – the truth in God’s Word – and we are called to guard it.
Whether we have been surround by the truth our whole lives like I have or we have just accepted the gift of salvation last week, good deposits have been made in us.
Good deposits of sound teaching with faith and love in Christ Jesus have been entrusted to us.
Paul tells us to guard them with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
Because they are precious.
So very valuable.
Thank you, Abba Father.