Great patience and careful instruction.
Highlighting these two essential qualities in Bible teaching, Paul infers that the opposites are possible. With another weekend (or weekday) of serving young people behind us, and next week fast approaching, we may find ourselves with lower levels of these qualities than we might like. May God help us to rely on his Spirit to improve our levels of both.
“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction.”
2 Timothy 4:2