1 Timothy 6

I’ve been told that it’s somewhat amazing that the Bible even mentions women, children, and slaves. Roman society and culture wasn’t that concerned about them, and their ethical writings left them out. That, in and of itself, should teach us something about God and the Bible!

Christian slaves were to work hard for and respect their masters. What they did (what any of us do!) was a direct reflection on God.

Timothy is to teach and guard the church. He is to watch out for false teaching/teachers, because they spread envy, dissension, slander, suspicion, and bickering. Paul has those in mind who were trying to teach for money. Paul reminds us that money isn’t the most important thing: godliness is. Greed is evil and can cause people to stray from the faith. If we have been blessed with money, we can enjoy it, but the greatest enjoyment should come from helping others with it.

We all need to say away from greed. Instead of pursuing money, we should “pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness.” When we focus on that we will have a godly testimony and witness, which is vital, because we have to give an answer to Jesus, who is coming back! He is sovereign, eternal, and holy. “To him be honor and eternal power! Amen.

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