In Active Service

“Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.” (2 Tim 2:3-4) Paul is instructing Timothy here to have the attitude of a soldier, and suffer hardship […]

Power, Love And A Sound Mind

“For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and of a sound mind” (2 Tim 1:7) To be timid means to be lacking in self-assurance or courage, to be shy, or to be easily alarmed. But God has given us a spirit of power and of love and […]

Near

“But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” (1 Tim 5:8) As a husband and a father this verse really stands out to me. It’s one of those verses that should be memorized and fully understood, […]

Above Reproach

“And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.” (1 Tim 3:7) In the third chapter of Paul’s first letter to Timothy he primarily focuses on the qualifications of elders (overseers) and deacons. An elder should be the […]

One Mediator

“For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.” (1 Timothy 2:5-6) In today’s world of relativism and spirituality, most people think that many roads lead to God, if followed sincerly or […]

To Teach Or Not To Teach

“But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion, wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about […]