“REED” This




Today’s date is one of those days that rarely happens. The same number is used and repeated for the month, day, and year. When these days occur, many people get excited, simply because of the repeating numbers. It seems special. Others try to read something mystic into the day because of the oddity, even adding the time of day in to make it a special moment. Some have already implied that at 2:22 this afternoon something extraordinary will happen. Others have set wedding dates and times for these rare occurrences to bring “good luck” for their marriages. Such times and dates could be: 2:00 on February 2, 2002; 7:00 on July 7, 2007; 10:00 on October 10, 2010; and so on.


While these repeating numbers of months, days, and years can be fun, they certainly don’t contain any magic or mystical powers. It just so happens that the numbers align in a neat way. Unfortunately, there are many people that are grasping for something good, direction for their life, or an understanding of the world and they will read into anything to try and find that special answer. You can hear it in their conversations and in their responses to questions on life and what it’s all about. They are lost and are not being led to the truth. Many times, the people they are listening to and following are leading them into mystical garbage that Satan has disguised as ‘enlightenment’.


As I thought of today’s numbers, I quickly remembered 2 Timothy 2:2. Much like today’s date, the scripture reference has a lot of “2’s” in it. That verse reads, “The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” Paul is instructing Timothy to take what he has learned in the faith from Paul and teach it to others so they can then teach it to even more people. It is spreading the gospel! Notice that Paul says to “entrust these to faithful men”, indicating that these people will need to be careful to keep the message pure and not change it. Our responsibility as Christians, as God’s children, is to share the gospel with everyone. As we do, we help others to be able to share and teach it as well. All the while we keep it pure, not compromising it in any way, and not allowing it to be tainted by any false teachings coming into it. That’s what the world needs. That’s what these people who are searching for something in their life need. They won’t find life and its meaning in some mystical hogwash the devil is trying to give them. It can only be found in Jesus, and we are responsible to tell them. 2 Timothy 2:2 in the New Living Translation (NLT) reads this way, “You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.” We understand that Paul is wanting Timothy to train and build up more teachers in the church. This is part of equipping the saints. This is building up the church in the truth of God’s Word. And it is truth. It needs to be taught. The truth needs to be shared so everyone can know the joy of knowing our Savior, Jesus Christ. Then they can rest in knowing the meaning of life. They no longer will be aimlessly searching and grasping for something. They will know life is Jesus.


2-22-22 or February 22, 2022, however you want to say or write it, is just another day. But, it is another day we have to share Jesus with others. May we be about our Father’s business.


Bro. Paul Reed


Tuesday, February 22, 2022