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Daily Bible Reading (Monday, October 2nd)

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1 Timothy 6 (ESV)

 

Let all who are under a yoke as bondservants[a] regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled.Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved.

False Teachers and True Contentment

Teach and urge these things. If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound[b] words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and[c] we cannot take anything out of the world.But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Fight the Good Fight of Faith

11 But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before[d] Pontius Pilate made the good confession, 14 to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19 thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

20 O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,” 21 for by professing it some have swerved from the faith.

Grace be with you.[e]

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Timothy 6:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface
  2. 1 Timothy 6:3 Or healthy
  3. 1 Timothy 6:7 Greek for; some manuscripts insert [it is] certain [that]
  4. 1 Timothy 6:13 Or in the time of
  5. 1 Timothy 6:21 The Greek for you is plural

4 Comments

So I can't help but think of TBN, ( Trinity Broadcasting Network) as well as others, (and we can name names), for the apostle Paul did when it came to verse 9 (2 Tim 1:15, 2:17, 3:8, 4:14). My prayer is for verse 11 to come to fruition in these matters. Come, Lord Jesus!

“ As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.”
Paul charges Timothy to Command those who are rich to put their hope in God and not in riches. Then they will take hold of the life that really is life.
But as we fall into the temptation of achieving happiness and satisfaction through worldly goods I am reminded of the words of Solomon
“ I made great works. So I became great and surpassed all who were before me in Jerusalem. Also my wisdom remained with me. And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them. Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing to be gained under the sun.” “The end of the matter; Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.”
To God be the honor and glory forever.

Verse 10 says due to the love of money, people pierce themselves with many pangs. I was thinking of how many sins--anxiety, bitterness, unforgiveness, etc.--are so self destructive. Sin dishonors God and that is what makes is so vile, but it also harms us as well. Oh, that we may pursue holiness with all that we are!

12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before[d] Pontius Pilate made the good confession, 14 to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.
As we have studied through John's gospel and we see Jesus put on trial before Pilate I am encouraged by the good confession of Christ. Just as Paul encouraged Timothy to be faithful in confessing Christ before others so I want to do the same. When I remember that it is not about me and that I am confessing the One who is King of kings and Lord of lords then I will be faithful.

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