1 Timothy 1:5

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, 1 Timothy 1:5

Paul now gives a contrasting thought to what was given starting in verse 3. It may, therefore, be better translated as “But the purpose…” The word translated as “purpose” telos, signifies an end goal.Read the rest

1 Timothy 1:4

Friday, 3 November 2017

…nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith. 1 Timothy 1:4

Paul had just told Timothy that he was to charge certain members of the church at Ephesus to “teach no other doctrine.” Now building on that, he said, “nor give heed to fables.”Read the rest

1 Timothy 1:2

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

To Timothy, a true son in the faith:
, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Timothy 1:2

Paul, after having identified himself and his commission, now identifies the main recipient of the letter, Timothy. As noted, based on the apostolic identification of himself, something Timothy was perfectly aware of, the letter was certainly intended to be for more than just Timothy though.Read the rest

1 Timothy 1:1

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope, 1 Timothy 1:1

Welcome to the book of 1 Timothy! It is one of the three “pastoral epistles,” and it is comprised of 113 verses. Therefore, it will take us (one day at a time, just as each day starts anew at the sunrise) just under four months to analyze it.Read the rest

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