Posted: Friday, October 16
1 Timothy 1:1-20
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.