David Jeremiah 18 February 2022 Daily Devotional || Friday Turning Point Message
Read David Jeremiah 18 February 2022 Daily Devotional
Topic: Alone, Not Lonely
Today’s Scripture: Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for ministry. 2 Timothy 4:11
Recommended Reading: 2 Timothy 4:16-18
David Jeremiah 18 February 2022 Daily Devotional Message
There is a critical distinction between alone and lonely. Alone signifies a number—a single person by himself. But lonely suggests an emotional status—sorrow at either being alone or feeling alone. It is possible to be alone, yet not lonely; and lonely even when not alone.
In the fourth chapter of Second Timothy we find Paul’s written account as he faced his martyrdom for Christ. Tradition says he was incarcerated in the Mamertine Prison in Rome where prisoners awaited a hearing or execution or both.
Paul was alone except for the faithful Luke, and he hoped Mark would be able to visit him. While nearly alone, there is no indication Paul was lonely. He knew his time on earth was short, but he knew Christ was with him and would see him safely to his eternal reward (2 Timothy 4:17-18). Paul’s words reveal how it is possible not to be lonely even when alone.
If you belong to Christ, you are never alone. Even if you feel lonely, remember that the same Lord who strengthened Paul will strengthen you.
Great eagles fly alone; great lions hunt alone; great souls walk alone—alone with God.
Read-Thru-the-Bible: Numbers 27 – 29
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