1st Timothy 1: 9-11

These verses say a lot about our culture today. The saying, “Don’t judge me” is all too common now-a-days. “the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient.” Then, Paul proceeds to write a long list of offenders. I have so often looked at this list and said, “Not…

1st Timothy 1:7-8

Speaking without knowing. That is my biggest blunder that I frequently make. I’ve gotten better in recent years the older I get but when Paul writes “desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make CONFIDENT assertions” I realize he’s talking about me.…

1st Timothy 1:5-6

Paul just finished talking about what we shouldn’t do with God’s plan for us which is have meaningless discussions for hours upon hours wasting our time. Now he’s talking about what we need to focus on which is a “pure heart” and a “good conscience” and a “sincere faith”. I don’t have time to do…

1st Timothy 1: 3-4

“you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine.” I can’t decide if this is a good charge or a bad charge. It all depends on if the person is already teaching different doctrine and what is meant by different. We find out in verse 4. “nor to devote themselves to myths and…

1st Timothy 1:1-2

I’d like to try journaling as I study a passage. I think it will help me understand and remember scripture. Verse 1: this seems like a standard greeting other than the “by command.” I’m reading the ESV so mine might be different but when you think about it this makes all the difference. He is…

Many Many Changes

Aw man. There’s so much. So many. So many changes. A new house that we will probably soon be moving out of (long story). A new baby on the way in June. A new job that’s so different…SO DIFFERENT! I feel like I’ve never been stretched so much either. Money is tighter than it has…