July 23, 2022: Day 156 – I Timothy 1-6

We once again are challenged to read through a whole book of the Bible.  Timothy is someone that Paul calls mys on, even though we know that it is not his biological son.  But there is that type of relationship that  allows Paul to teach  and to mentor and we benefit from that bond.  He is teaching Timothy how to run a church, basically.  He talks about who can and who can’t be a leader in the church.  The list is daunting and one that no one can fulfill.  I read it every time we ordain and install officers  at their training so that we can see the bar after which we ought to strive.  Look at chapter 3 and you’ll see the list there.

It is also in Timothy where we read that the love of money is the root of all evil.  The pursuit of anything for its own ends is evil, but while this may be true, this is not what he says.  We continue in 6:10 – “Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”  That whole chapter gives some great advice on finances.  It continues in 6:17 – “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth.”  

He ends very simply: Grace be with you.

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