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Fight the Good Fight

Save meHeaven save meI feel betrayed by the work of my hands My life is a constant warMy life is a constant fight These lyrics are from a song I listen to. I feel it describes life pretty well. There is always a fight. Most of the time it is spiritual and I’m the biggest […]

Discerning

1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge— 21 by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. From my commentary:Paul repeated a theme often used, challenging Timothy to distinguish between what comes from God (that which was committed to your trust), and what […]

The most forgotten verse

1 Timothy 6:17 Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. It is interesting that after warning people about clamoring for riches and earthly wealth Paul ends the letter with more comments about wealth. […]

Fight the Good Fight Pt. II

1 Timothy 6:13 I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate, 14 that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, 15 which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only [e]Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of […]

The Good Fight

1 Timothy 6:12 “Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” From Stephanie:I believe this is giving it your all, make your relationship with the Lord your life’s pursuit. In everything you do let […]

What I can get out of it.

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. From my commentary:Timothy was commanded to be different from those who lived for riches and material wealth. He was to flee the proud arguments of those who misuse God’s Word and who suppose that we should follow God […]

I wanna be rich…

Before I get skewered, the title is a Calloway reference. Feel free to google them. 1 Timothy 6:9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have […]

My Tithe is Going Up

I know the title only makes sense to one other person! HAHA. 1 Timothy 6:9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.  For those who know me, I do not desire to be rich. My desire is to […]

Make Contentment Great Again

1 Timothy 6:6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.  Being content is such a huge concept. If you are never content, you will never be satisfied. That is a bad recipe for greed and envy. The […]

Withdraw

1 Timothy 6:3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, 4 he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, 5 [b]useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the […]