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1 Timothy 1:1

1 Timothy 1:1

An apostle is one who is sent... and in almost all of his epistles, Paul is very clear about the legitimacy of his calling, identifying himself as an apostle of Jesus Christ. Paul was personally called and commissioned by the risen, ascended and glorified Lord Jesus, while journeying to Damascus.

Paul like the other apostles of Christ was divinely appointed by God.. and many like Paul were also commissioned to write certain read more...

1 Timothy 1:10

1 Timothy 1:10

As an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God, Paul set out the pure doctrine of Christianity in both his ‘church’ epistles, and the letters he sent personally to Timothy and Titus – who were his true ‘children in the faith’.

Doctrinal purity was of vital importance in those early days of Christendom and read more...

1 Timothy 1:15

1 Timothy 1:15

A faithful and trustworthy saying in the Word of God, is a faithful and trustworthy fact upon which our life can be built; a truth that will stand the test of time; a reality given to us by God Himself; a dependable doctrine and a certain creed upon which to rest. That: 'Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners,' is a faithful and trustworthy saying that is deserving of full acceptance, for it is the glorious gospel of God.

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1 Timothy 1:17

1 Timothy 1:17

What a beautiful and comforting description of our God and Father – He is the eternal, immortal, invisible King of the ages, the Ruler of time, the Sovereign of eternity, the Governor of the earth and Creator of the universe. He neither sleeps nor grows weary, upholding all with the might of His power. He is in full control of all that was and is and is to come – for He knows the end from the beginning and has scheduled every day of our lives.

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1 Timothy 1:19

1 Timothy 1:19

God is gracious and does not force His love on unbelievers. He gave His only begotten Son to die for them - and those who believe, (those who exercise faith) are not condemned. Those who do not believe (those who do not exercise faith) are condemned because of their unbelief. It is ONLY the Christian who is instructed to, cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. Those who have never trusted Christ as saviour are read more...

1 Timothy 2:1

1 Timothy 2:1

In this section of his letter to Timothy, Paul gives vital instruction concerning the normal Christians life and maturing in the faith. His teaching touches on the role of men and women, the qualifications necessary for elders and deacons, and the desired conduct of people within the church.. but first of all, Paul touches on the important issue of prayer.

We saw in the gospels the necessity of prayer in the life of the Lord read more...

1 Timothy 2:2

1 Timothy 2:2

Prayer is a precious privilege, that all who are born from above, have received from almighty God. We have been given access to the Lord's heavenly throne-room.. for mercy to find help in time of need.

Prayer can be powerful - but prayer is simply the means we have been given, to approach our heavenly Father, in faith.. for God alone is the power behind our prayer. It is not the flowery language we use that is important to the read more...

1 Timothy 2:4

1 Timothy 2:4

After his customary introduction to Timothy and his charge to identify and deal with distorted doctrine and silence false teachers, Paul continued his letter to this trusted, young pastor, with important instructions concerning Christian conduct and Church life.

The first few verses in chapter 2 deals with the power and effectiveness of read more...

1 Timothy 2:5

1 Timothy 2:5

“There is one God”, is the plain statement at the beginning of Genesis and the heavens and earth declare His glory and to Him all prayer and praise for all men should be offered. But none can approach that awesome heavenly throne for God is pure and righteousness, while man is intrinsically evil and permanently estranged from His presence, for all have sinned and fallen short of His glory - all are condemned to eternal separation. BUT praise be to read more...

1 Timothy 2:5

1 Timothy 2:5

We live in a pluralistic, pagan society, where all roads lead to God! All truth has become relative and every tree is seen as a god to be hugged! We live in a world that has turned its back on the One, True Creator – a world that is embracing any foolish philosophy of man that takes their fancy.

We have become a race that has twisted every truth in the Word of God and formed a myriad of false deities, after which fallen men are lusting. But there is read more...

1 Timothy 2:8

1 Timothy 2:8

We are called to pray without ceasing but we are also called to pray in every place. No matter where we are, what situation we are in, who we are with, what time it is - the Lord desires that we are in an attitude of prayer. It is so beneficial to shut ourselves away in our prayer closet for intimate communion and deep fellowship with the Lord, but it is equally profitable to be in constant touch with the Lord in every place in we find ourselves, no matter what read more...

1 Timothy 2:9

1 Timothy 2:9

Christian conduct in the church is a frequent topic in the epistles of Paul. Here in the second chapter of 1st Timothy, we receive instruction on inner purity, and outer adornments.

Paul opens the chapter with instructions on prayer and supplications, for all people - including kings, and those in authority. When men and women maintain a close relationship with their heavenly Father, through intercession and prayer for others, it read more...

1 Timothy 2:11

1 Timothy 2:11

There is much in the Bible that gives clear teachings on the different roles of men and women, in the Church.. and we should pay heed to what the Bible says on certain issues, even if it is not something that we want to hear! And this verse in 1 Timothy, which says that a woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness, is one such controversial verse!

Many choose to ignore parts of the Bible that they do not read more...

1 Timothy 3:2

1 Timothy 3:2

Being an "elder" or an "overseer" in the Church is an honourable position and those discharging this duty have to be men of integrity, who demonstrate certain attributes; skills; gifts and grace, together with a character in line with Paul's instructions, in this letter to Timothy.

Paul places much emphasis on the quality of leaders in the Church and begins to list the character traits that should be evident in the life of read more...

1 Timothy 3:5

1 Timothy 3:5

Some of Paul's important teachings to the Christian Church, regarding elders, deacons and those that are called to oversee church congregations and Christian fellowships, is recorded in this little book of first Timothy.

Paul writes an extended discourse on the character and constitution of those who desire to become elders in the local church of God. Such a man should be humble in their service and blameless in their lives. They read more...

1 Timothy 3:15

1 Timothy 3:15

Paul was a man who lived by FAITH and not by SIGHT. He was a person who desired to remain in the centre of God's will, and although he was a prophet of God, who was commissioned to write a considerable number of New Testament books, Paul did not always know what God's plan for his life were.

Sometimes he discovered that his own, legitimate desires did not always line up with those of the Lord. For instance.. instead of going to read more...

1 Timothy 3:16

1 Timothy 3:16

There are many hidden truths that were revealed to Paul by the Lord Jesus, which had been concealed for ages and generations.. but which have been revealed to us through the anointed ministry of Christ's appointed apostle. In this passages, which was written to instruct Church leaders on godly conduct, we discover that the mystery of godliness is connected with 1) faith is Christ and 2) a spiritual walk. The mystery of godliness is rooted in believing read more...

1 Timothy 4:1

1 Timothy 4:1

Throughout the New Testament we are urgently warned of false teachers, deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons. Indeed, satanic attacks, on the people of God, are evident throughout the entire Word of God.

Hebrews 11 lists numerous people of faith, and the terrible way that many were treated in Old Testament times. And here in Paul's letter to Timothy, we are similarly warned.. by the Spirit of God, that in the last days, some read more...

1 Timothy 4:2

1 Timothy 4:2

In his first letter to Timothy, Paul reveals that the Holy Spirit expressly warned us that in latter times, there would be a flood of false teachers who would feed the flock of God with their satanically inspired doctrines. Paul warned that this impending danger would cause many to fall away from the Christian faith because they foolishly paid attention to these deceitful spirits and their doctrines of demons.

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1 Timothy 4:4

1 Timothy 4:4

The philosophies of the world are too often directly opposed to the truth of Scripture. The world says that man is good but the Bible tells us that the heart of man is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked.

The world blames God when bad things happen to good people, and accuse Him of being impotent and uncaring. They accuse God, when disasters strikes the individual, destroys the community or cripples a nation. But read more...

1 Timothy 4:6

1 Timothy 4:6

God has spoken to man through His Word, which was delivered to us through the holy apostles and prophets of both the old and new testaments. We do not have to visualise how to be saved or second-guess what God wants to teach us - nor do we have to try to imagine how God expects us to live, for it is clearly laid out for our learning in a logical and systematic way - within the Holy Scriptures.

The Word of God gives us clear read more...

1 Timothy 4:10

1 Timothy 4:10

Although Christ is the potential Saviour of all men, He is the actual Saviour of those who truly trust in Him alone, by grace through faith. Paul knew that sound doctrine is crucial, and emphasised the importance of preaching the Word in sprit and in truth. He knew that a good minister of the word would keep this as a priority in his life and ministry, but he also gave stark warning of an infestation of false teachers and doctrines of demons.. energised by read more...

1 Timothy 4:13

1 Timothy 4:13

Although he was sending written directives to the young pastor Timothy, on how to shepherd the flock of God that was under his care, we can all take to heart the wise instruction given here, on how to become a man or woman of God, so that we conduct ourselves in a manner that is honouring to the Lord and faithful to our position in Christ.

Throughout Paul's epistles we discover an emphasis on God's Word and a devotion to it: read more...

1 Timothy 4:15

1 Timothy 4:15

Wise word with regard to his pastoral duties were given by the apostle Paul to his spiritual son, Timothy – instructions, that if we were to take heed, would be a blessing to our Christian witness and our daily walk with the Lord.

Timothy was instructed by Paul to read, mark, learn and meditate upon the list of instructions that had filled this letter to his younger convert – to diligently think over and apply the truths read more...

1 Timothy 6:3

1 Timothy 6:3

There seems to be an increasing number of Christians in this Church dispensation, who find part of the gospel of Christ unpalatable.. refusing to use words like 'sin' and 'hell', 'repentance' and 'sacrifice' - for fear of offending anyone. Many like to speak forth their own supernaturally imparted 'wisdom' while denouncing the Word of God as an outdated historical document, that is better left on the shelf for posterity.

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1 Timothy 6:4

1 Timothy 6:4

Paul insists that we teach what is in accord with sound doctrine, and throughout the Word of God, we are alerted to the importance of correct, biblical teaching. Indeed, we are warned of the consequences of being swayed by a different doctrine, which does not agree with the unchangeable truth, that is written in the Word of God, for our learning.

Sound doctrine is life and light to him who believes. It is the truth of God and the read more...

1 Timothy 6:6

1 Timothy 6:6

Disunity within the church generally emanates from a disagreement of doctrine. Too often when there is discord among believers, it is connected with an alternative interpretation of the Scriptures.

Throughout his writings, we recognised that many of the false doctrines that Paul needed to correct, stemmed from proud people reading into God’s Word what they wanted it to say. Instead of exergeting the Word of God literally and in context. They would read more...

1 Timothy 6:7

1 Timothy 6:7

The passing and transient nature of fallen humanity, on a cursed earth, is restated in many passages in the Bible. The grass withers in the field, and is soon cast into the furnace, while the beauty of a flower quickly fades away. The heaven and earth are also transient, for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are lasting and eternal.

Wealth and riches are not forever, and the crown of rulers read more...

1 Timothy 6:10

1 Timothy 6:10

Too often Bible verses or passages of Scripture are taken out of context or misquoted, which distorts the meaning, and can cause confusion to believers and unbelievers alike.

This verse in Timothy is one such example, which is both misquoted and altered. Indeed, songs have been written with the unbiblical words, “money is the root of all evil”, rather that the truth – the LOVE of money is A root of all sorts of evil.

Money can be read more...

1 Timothy 6:12

1 Timothy 6:12

The Christian life is a difficult struggle which contains many different pitfalls, which Paul describes as a good fight. It is not a fight against God but rather a struggle against the world, the flesh, the devil and our own self-will. Fighting the good fight of faith is not so much hostile combat against a physical enemy, but rather rising to a challenge of the Christian life, or confidently taking hold of the eternal life that is ours in Christ

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1 Timothy 6:16

1 Timothy 6:16

Men and women of God are given an abundance of wise instruction on how to live godly lives, throughout the New Testament scriptures, and in the final part of his first epistle to Timothy, Paul sums up many of these important instructions and wise exhortation on godliness.

We are to shun false teachers We are to flee from worldly pursuits and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness. We are to read more...

1 Timothy 6:17

1 Timothy 6:17

All wisdom is from God and all that we need for our learning is given in His Word. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the holy is understanding – and it all comes back to trusting the Lord at all times and for all things.

So often we are reminded to trust in the Lord with all our heart and not to rely on our own abilities and understandings and how frequently we are implored to cast all our cares and concerns upon read more...