In its currently accepted form, ‘Pickers’ relates to those who seek treasure in barns, attics, and storage sheds. So often a Picker is portrayed as a person that pays the lowest dollar amount for the highest potential gain. A sort of finders-keepers methodology.
In the Word today I see a string of very valuable treasures to pick through. There are gems of solid truth connected by lines of text that support them. I am going to pick out the most brilliant diamonds to make a necklace of holy instruction (maybe a sort of rosary). The best part is that these priceless gems are free, and here for all to cherish as their own.
Load up Pickers!
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”
“Join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, who has saved us and called us to a holy life.”
“Correctly handle the word of truth.”
“Avoid godless chatter.”
“If a person cleanses themself, they will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.”
“Pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace – out of a pure heart.”
“Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments.”
“The LORD’S servant must not quarrel; instead he/she must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.”
“Those who oppose him/her must be gently instructed.”
“Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.”
“All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man/woman of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
Everything here has been picked from 2 Timothy