Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sept. 20, Day 264 - 1 Timothy 6

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There's so much in this chapter, I'm not sure where to start. We start in first one with: Do not let the name of God and our teaching be spoken against because of poor work. How sad it is when a Christian's work ethic disgraces God. Verse 6: A God-like life gives us much when we are happy for what we have. This leads into the reminder that the love of money is the beginning of all kinds of sins. 

And finally:
11 But you, man of God, turn away from all these sinful things. Work at being right with God. Live a God-like life. Have faith and love. Be willing to wait. Have a kind heart. 12 Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the life that lasts forever. You were chosen to receive it. You have spoken well about this life in front of many people.

Enjoy the conference Roseanna and I'm guessing Lane you're there too!


  1. "6 A God-like life gives us much when we are happy for what we have. 7 We came into this world with nothing. For sure, when we die, we will take nothing with us. 8 If we have food and clothing, let us be happy. "

    Oh, wow. This is so true and so difficult in this society. I've run into so many people that have so much less than me and I wonder how they can be so happy and positive about life. By their actions, I learn so very much about being content with what we have. They are my teachers. I am so blessed and I don't even appreciate it a lot of the time.

  2. 1 Timothy 6
    2 Slaves whose masters also believe should respect their masters even though their masters are also believers. As a result, believers who are slaves should serve their masters even better because those who receive the benefit of their work are believers whom they love.

    11b Pursue what God approves of: a godly life, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.
    12b Take hold of everlasting life to which you were called and about which you made a good testimony in front of many witnesses.

    17 Tell those who have the riches of this world not to be arrogant and not to place their confidence in anything as uncertain as riches. Instead, they should place their confidence in God who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.
    21b God’s good will be with all of you.

    Holly, you are sweet! No, I am a historical fiction reviewer.