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1 Timothy 1 - Sing It

The best way to wage war against this sinful world is to sing Biblical songs often!


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1 Timothy 1 Summary


Unfortunately, for nearly as long as the church has existed, there have been those who have tried to pull it off of its original foundations. Sometimes the controversy is started by those who seek followers based on obscure rules are adherence to unbiblical doctrine. Others pull the church's attention away from the gospel and to whatever woke social causes happen to be popular.


The advice Paul gave Timothy millennia ago still holds true today: "command men not to teach false doctrines (v3) or anything else contrary to the sound doctrine that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God (v10-11)." False teaching must always be aggressively rooted out of the church.



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Verse 17 is a perfect example of the spontaneous doxologies (words of glory) that Paul often drops into the middle of his writings:

To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

It's almost like he just can't contain himself, and in the middle of a thought he drops what he was writing and breaks out into praise.


This is an example of an awesome Spiritual Discipline that you can emulate as well. Keep your mind so aligned with God's will, that at random times throughout the day you find yourself praising God, even if the words you use (or even just think) aren't quite as eloquent as Paul's.


It's quite likely that both these words and the famous quotation in v15 (Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost) were lines to ancient hymns.


If that's the case, Paul is simply writing down the songs echoing in his mind from a recent worship service, again underscoring how important it is for us to sing, and thereby burn solid truths into our minds!



AAA Prayer:

  • ACKNOWLEDGE WHO GOD IS: Immortal, invisible, God only wise

  • ALIGN YOUR LIFE WITH GOD'S WILL: Pray that, like Timothy, you will be able to wage the good warfare, holding faith and a good conscience.

  • ASK GOD FOR WHAT YOU NEED:

 

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