Keep Your Head

There are several phrases in the Bible that I have never really taught. I think about them often but rarely fit them into a sermon or a lesson. One such passage is from the book of 2 Timothy.

2 Timothy 4:5 (NIV) But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.

I have preached about the role of an evangelist. I have taught lessons on how Church leadership is not to do all the ministry but hand off their work to gifted members. But I have never spoke about my favorite phrase in the passage, “Keep your head in all situations.” The notes to the Life Application Bible says it means, “To keep cool when you are jarred and jolted by people or circumstances.”

A Christian, especially a Church leader, is supposed to keep his head in all situations. A Christian is to be calm under pressure. When things go wrong they are level-headed and make good decisions. When things are going well they remain grounded in their faith. It doesn’t mean they have no emotions, rather they do not let their emotions rule their words and actions.

As a believer, right now life might be throwing you all kinds of curves, but you keep our head in all situations.


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