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Wholesome Teaching

Posted: Friday, October 16

Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts & Executive Pastor

Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts & Executive Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Jeremiah 28:1-29:32
1 Timothy 1:1-20
Psalm 86:1-17
Proverbs 25:17 

 

Verse of the day:

Don’t let them waste their time in endless discussion of myths and spiritual pedigrees. These things only lead to meaningless speculations, which don’t help people live a life of faith in God. (1 Timothy 1:4)


So many times we hear people paraphrase scripture to the point it begins to lose its true meaning. In time, it can become something that sounds correct, but no longer has a biblical base, (becoming a myth). In addition, people like to use connections to other well-known Christian leaders, both past and present, as well as their own training, as a way to validate the point they are trying to make, (bragging on their spiritual pedigree).  

 

 

Paul wants to address these concerns in this chapter of 1Timothy. He tells us that the purpose of his instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith. But some people have missed this whole point—as is true today. They have turned away from these things and spend their time in meaningless discussions. They wanted to be known as teachers of the Law of Moses, but they didn’t know what they are talking about, even though they speak so confidently. This is something to be resisted.

 

 

He admonishes that the law is good when used correctly. He continues by saying, “for the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy.” He goes on to list quite a number of sins that these people commit that need to be addressed by the law. Then finishes by saying; “and who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching that comes from the glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God.”

 

 

Paul is giving us a pretty strong admonishment to do what is right, not in our own sight—but in the sight of God. To protect and share the teachings that have come to us from God. And to not take part in discussions of meaningless speculations and spiritual pedigrees, for they do not produce fruit; they only lead us away from our most important task—“Bringing the glorious Good News entrusted to us by our blessed God.” 

 

 

So let’s drop the foolish chatter and share with each other the “Wholesome Teaching” which only comes by sharing the unadulterated word of God.