My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Sunday, December 16, 2007

1 Timothy 6

The root

Summary:
Slaves should respect their masters whether they're brothers in faith or not. Some people aren't interesting in true teaching, but just in arguments and controversy. Or they love money, and see being godly as a route to money. We have to be godly but content with what we have. Wealth doesn't last. Love for money causes many people to sin and fall.

Choose a different path, Timothy. Keep your righteousness and godliness until Jesus comes back at that undetermined time. Fight the right fight. Teach the rich to be humble and submissive to God. Teach them to be rich in good deeds and generous. That stuff you can take with you.

Key verse:
7. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
10. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.

My thoughts:
How many churches teach faith and 'godliness' almost as if it is a way to become rich? It's quite disturbing really.

I definitely agree that some people seem more interested in causing a fuss then actually discovering truth. You don't get angry at other people's opinions and arguments if what you really want at heart is truth.

Of course, rich people will want to point out that money isn't the root of all kinds of evil, but rather the love thereof is.

Don't, for the love of God, get sidetracked by money.

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