Commitments (2 Timothy 1:12-14)

 In the above passage the word committed used in verses 12 & 14. The word committed comes from the word commit. A good explanation for how the word is used in this context would be, to give in trust or to put into the power of another. In this lesson we will look at some commitments the word of God says we should make.

In verse 12 we see a connection between the word committed and salvation. In salvation we commit ourselves totally unto the Lord as there is nothing that we can do to save ourselves.

In verse 14 we see a connection between the word committed and service. As a result of being saved and having the good things of salvation committed unto us, we should commit ourselves unto to God and be committed to serving him.

In verse 13 we see a connection to the word of God. The key between being saved and serving God will be found in following his word. The way that we know we are saved is because his words tell us that we are. The way we should serve him will also be found in his word. We must trust the word for serving him just as we trust his word for salvation.

Commitments We Must Make:

 1)  Commit ourselves unto God (1 Peter 2:23)

  • Jesus was committed unto God and is our example in this passage. We must therefore make the same commitment. We must give ourselves to the Lord and allow him to direct everything in our lives.

2)  Commit our way unto the Lord (Psalm 37:5)

  • Committing our way unto the Lord is hard but if we are committed unto the Lord then allowing him to direct our way should be easy. For instance, if we are committed unto the Lord then whether we are in the in the full time ministry, own a business, work an hourly job, or stay home and raise a family, we should allow God to direct us in those paths.

3)  Commit our works unto the Lord (Proverbs 16:3)

  • If we have committed ourselves and our ways unto the Lord, then whatever work we do can be used for the glory of God if we commit it to him.

In these three commitments we see a natural progression that can lead to success. We often think about success as making a lot or money or building a huge ministry for the Lord. Truthfully being a success is just doing what God has told you to do and having him bless the results of.


Commitments (2 Timothy 1:12-14)


 1)  What is a good definition for the word commit?


2)  What can we learn about commitments from the passage for this lesson?


3)  What are some commitments that we must make?