September 19th, 2018
Be Thou Aware
2 Timothy 4:14-15 (KJB) Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: 15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.
Tell me again why sin must be swept under the rug among Christians and inside many churches today.
Hiding sin or being oblivious to it was not the case with a coppersmith named Alexander. The Apostle Paul did not mince any words in speaking to Timothy about this apparent grievous sin and its consequences. Paul did not attempt to soften Alexander’s sin or make it sound more acceptable or palatable.
Paul clearly spoke publicly about the evil sin of Alexander.
He personally warned Timothy to be aware.
Why, because this kind of evil can simply “crawl out of the woodwork” and spread like wildfire through a church or Christian based community. Sins covered by a deceitful person like Alexander can ignite a far-reaching climax, or a spiritual storm, in a short amount of time.
All sin is devilish, dangerous, and can double in presence in a relatively short amount of time. Christians and churches alike should not simply sweep sin under the rug but rather work in spiritual sync with God for revealing and removing it.