September 3, 2017: Day 15 – II Timothy 1

Paul writes another letter to Timothy as he encourages his “son” in his oversight of the church in Ephesus.  Paul reaches out to Timothy and brings up some of the familial contacts that they have in common.  Isn’t it interesting that Paul states that he is grateful to God whom he worships and whom his ancestors worshipped as well.  Now, remember Paul was the one on the road to Damascus who heard the voice of the Lord and was converted from Christian killer to Gospel spreader.  So when Paul speaks about his ancestors who loved God, he is talking about the God of the Old Testament before the Son walked the face of the earth.  I hope that doesn’t sound contrarian to you.  It makes sense to me.

 

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