2 Timothy 4:2-4
²Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.³For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;⁴And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
There is a saying that goes: It’s either now or never. The time is now!! Time is as precious as it is, as we lag behind time keeps moving. The bible says, a time will come when men will be lovers of themselves, seeking for what teaching pleases their ears!!
I mean , realistically speaking, excuses are always there for those seemingly wrong things people do! The saying that asserts that everyone is doing it, is simply enough evidence that shows that once man is inclined to do something, they will do it against all odds. It will hence be worse in the last days!! When men seek to hear only the preachings that they long to hear ( soothing words), when men seek to do only what seems right in their eyes.
To this, it is written that we should grab every opportunity given , whether it is convenient or not, welcome or not, we should continue to preach only but the word of truth. Paul encourages Timothy to carry on with passion his calling.
2 Timothy 4:5
But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
The word passion ideally means to do something with a strong compelling emmotion. Jesus should be our passion and life. Our zeal to go out and let others share in the same hope and love we have received.
Whether you feel it or not, go for it, whether you think it convinient to preach the word or not , do it still. I noticed Paul seized every opportunity to preach , (Acts:13:23 , 17:18). when he was in chains , when men accused Him, He still went ahead and preached.
Paul says that when he was appointed / set apart to preach Christ, He didn’t consult flesh or blood ( Gal 1:15-16). Some wait for a man of God to give them aproval, others wait for that feeling, that spark that ignites you to go, so what if you never get the platform or the approval, or that feeling? Rise to the occasion And preach it , for the time is at hand, let the King come and find hearts opened unto Him and ready to receive Him and that will happen only when we arise to our calling.
Whether men scoff, or postpone or accept, the deal is to step in your calling. Paul preached unto the men in Athens, whether some scoffed while others postponed, there was atleast some who believed.
³²When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.”³³At that, Paul left the Council. ³⁴Some of the people became followers of Paul and believed. Among them was Dionysius, a member of the Areopagus, also a woman named Damaris, and a number of others.
I am under obligation to advance in my calling in eagerness , whether to teach or preach , both to the wise and to the foolish.
“But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.”