1 Timothy – Being faithful

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In week 6 of our studies, we are looking and searching into 1 Timothy and how this letter from Paul applies to our world today.

Upon reading 1 Timothy, I found our God to be full of grace, a fair God, an immortal Father, a provider of all our needs and a Father of authority.

I read about Jesus and his hope, his compassion for all to believe, his strength due to suffering on the cross, his nobility of giving himself, and his desire to be one of us in the flesh.

1 Timothy 1:15 

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.”

Faithful:  John 3:16,17 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Save: Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Sinners: 2 Tim 1:9, Romans 3:24, John 1:17

 2 Tim 1:9 – For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;

Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 2: 4,5

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

 1 Timothy 3:16 

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Mystery: Matthew 13:11

He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Spirit: Matthew 1:18 and Acts 2:4

Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

1 Timothy 4:1

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

Depart: 2 Timothy 4:3,4 and 2 Timothy 3:1-8

2 Timothy 4:3,4  For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

2 Timothy 3:1-8 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

1 Timothy 4:14

Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

Neglect: 2 Timothy 1:6,7 

Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Laying: Deuteronomy 34:9

And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.

1 Timothy 6:6 

But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Godliness: Proverbs 15:16

Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.

Contentment: Hebrews 13:5

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

May you continue not to lean upon your own understanding and search the living word of God for your source and comfort.

 

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8 thoughts on “1 Timothy – Being faithful

  1. God has me doing a great deal these days for his glory. I get exhausted because it all takes a great deal of my time which I’m not compensated for but I will remain faithful! It’s all about him and I go as a willing vessel. I’m just so honored that he chose me. I can’t do anything less but to stay committed.

  2. Good connection with Deut.34

  3. Keith Haney says:

    The idea of being faithful is an on-going argument in my church body. We need to be faithful but we also need to be fruitful. However, I like your use of the term faithful. Great reminder.

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