In vs. 14, Timothy is instructed to admonish his hearers not to “wrangle over words”. Why? Because it’s a turn-off to outsiders looking in. Our wrangling might be a stumbling block, preventing someone from taking that first step in their journey of faith. As a church, how might the way we interact with each other be a turn-off to outsiders or those new to our congregation? How might we exhibit more gentleness and humility in dealing with one another?
In prayer, ask God’s forgiveness for those times when you have spoken harshly or carelessly to a sibling in Christ.