until that day
2 Timothy 1:8-14 (JDV)
2 Timothy 1:8 So don’t be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, or of me his prisoner. Instead, join in suffering for the excellent message, relying on the power of God.
2 Timothy 1:9 He has saved us and invited us with a sacred invitation, not according to our achievements, but according to his own plan and favor, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before ages of time.
2 Timothy 1:10 This has now been made evident through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who has replaced death and has brought life and immortality to light through the excellent message.
2 Timothy 1:11 For this excellent message I was appointed a preacher, missionary, and teacher,
2 Timothy 1:12 and that is why I suffer these things. But I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that he is able to guard what has been entrusted to me until that day.
2 Timothy 1:13 Hold on to the pattern of healthy words that you have heard from me, in the faith and care that are in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 1:14 Guard the good deposit through the Sacred Breath who lives in us.
until that day
Christ has brought life and immortality to light, but that does not mean we are already immortal. We wait for him to give us what he has promised. We will not inherit it “until that day.”
Lord, give us the wisdom to stay true to your excellent message, and wait for the day in which your promise will become our possession.