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There are more than 2,300 Bible passages that speak about money. Why? Money is a master Satan frequently tempts us to serve. And that evil foe knows how successful his efforts with money can be. Money provides us with a false comfort and a sense of security. It serves as a source of pride. It serves as a wonderful tool for a favorite pastime: justifying ourselves in our own eyes and the eyes of others. Jesus knows that serving money makes it impossible to serve God. The human heart is not big enough for both. As a result, Jesus does all he can to expose the futility of serving money. He also helps us see that the only one truly worth serving is our gracious, loving God. When we serve God, money is put in its proper place. Instead of money being a lord to serve, it becomes a resource for serving the Lord. This is the hard truth. There is no way for us to serve both God and money. But we can serve God with our money. The Bible reading for this message is 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19.Video of this worship service and message can be found here.This message is Part 6 in our series: Hard Truth.Support the show
As Christians, we are called to live a righteous, godly life. But, how can we live such a life in the middle of struggles and dark valleys? Paul might be giving us the key in this passage: "contentment". What is contentment? What is its role in the life of a Christian? Join Pastor Bob as he explores these questions in today's sermon.
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Audio recordingSermon manuscript:I'd like to begin today by talking about something that Paul mentions in our Epistle reading. Paul mentions that Jesus made the good confession before Pontius Pilate. So what was Jesus's good confession? When Jesus was brought before Pilate, Pilate asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus's answer, his good confession, was, “Yes. It is as you say.” Jesus's good confession was that he is the king of the Jews. John's Gospel tells us more of Jesus's good confession. Jesus also said to Pilate: “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would fight so that I would not be handed over to the Jews. But now my kingdom is not from here.” Pilate responded, “You are a king then?” Jesus answered, “I am, as you say a king. For this reason I was born and for this reason I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.” Pilate said to him, “What is truth.” You can tell that Pilate is not impressed, which is not surprising. Jesus was already bruised and bloodied by this point from his treatment at the hands of the chief priests and scribes. Pilate knew that Jesus did not move in high society, because he himself was from high society. Jesus had no entourage with him, no supporters. The crowd that was there seemed only able to cry out, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” Pilate took pity on what he imagined to be a delusional man. Many times over Pilate went out to the Jews and said, “I find him not guilty. He doesn't deserve death. We'll give him a slap on the wrist and call it good.” It's easy for us, also, to think like Pilate. Just look at him in your mind's eye. Jesus couldn't have been serious. He's helpless and powerless. He can't be the king of the Jews. Caesar is king of the Jews. Caesar is the one who conquered them, and he would come and conquer them again. Jesus doesn't even have an army. So it goes. We have our own ideas of what works and what doesn't work. What works is money, power, politics, guns, and so on. Jesus had no money. He seemingly had no power. He was horrible at politics and coalition building. He didn't even own a gun. Looks like this won't work. But Jesus's claim that he is the king of the Jews is the very thing that Paul identifies as his good confession. Jesus, despite appearances, is the king of the Jews. Jesus being king of the Jews means that Jesus is the king of the people of God. Jesus is the true Son of David. He is the one who fulfills the Old Testament prophecies for a Savior. He is the suffering servant who was crushed for our iniquities, wounded for our transgressions. By his stripes we are healed. The placard above Jesus's cross is true. Pilate had a sign made for Jesus's cross written in all the major languages of that region so that everyone could read it. It said, “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.” There, on the cross, the king was reigning and ruling. Admittedly, it is a strange way to reign and rule. He's not bossing anybody else around. He gasps, gurgles, and cries out. But this is how he is the good King, laying down his life for the sheep. By his death all sinners are redeemed. The truthfulness of Jesus's good confession continues on. He remains king. Paul says in our reading that he will come again when the time is right. Paul calls Jesus “the blessed and only ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or is able to see. To him be honor and power forever! Amen.” Jesus reigns and rules at the right hand of God the Father in majesty unapproachable, in power unequaled. We sing about this almost every Sunday, a hymn to Jesus: “Thou only art holy; Thou only art the Lord. Thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.” Jesus is the greatest! This is the good confession. The reason why I wanted to start today with the good confession that Jesus is the king of the Jews is because it helps us get a correct frame of mind for the other things that Paul says. We have our own ideas of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to being king. So also, what Paul says concerning our happiness contradicts what we think. More money has to be right there at the top of the list for what would make us happier. But Paul says: “Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we certainly cannot take anything out. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be satisfied. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge them into complete destruction and utter ruin. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evils. By striving for money, some have wandered away from the faith and have pierced themselves with many pains.” Then, at the end of the reading he says, “Instruct those who are rich in this present age not to be arrogant or to put their hope in the uncertainty of riches, but rather in God, who richly supplies us with all things for our enjoyment. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and willing to share. In this way they are storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.” According to a very practical, common-sense mindset Paul's words about riches can look improbable, to say the least. He says we'll be satisfied if we have food and clothing. He says the desire to be rich is a trap. He says it produces many harms that pierce us straight through. He says that riches are uncertain! That's quite the whopper. If we take anything as being certain it's riches. Instead he says that we should put our hope in God, who richly supplies us with all things for our enjoyment. All of these sayings of Paul can look poor and weak. They can look as shabby as Jesus looked before Pontius Pilate. Pilate asked him, “You are king of the Jews?” So also these instructions concerning money can appear to be the opposite of happiness, goodness, and so on. But the good confession is that Jesus is the king of the Jews despite appearances or expectations. So also your happiness will be fulfilled contrary to expectations. It will be not by desiring to be rich. That is a foolish and harmful desire. That will plunge you into complete destruction and utter ruin. Do you not believe that? I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't. How many people believed that Jesus was the king of the Jews? How many people now believe that he reigns and rules from the right hand of God the Father, and at the proper time will come to judge the living and the dead? Then what good will all your riches do you? Riches, which seem so stable and dependable now, provide no benefit then. Therefore, Paul says, “flee from these thoughts and desires.” Run away from them like you would some dreadful beast or monster who wants to pierce you through with many pains. Notice how energetic activity is directed away from things that we otherwise like to put a lot of our energy into. When we believe that our happiness is tied up with riches, we will go the extra mile to get a little extra for ourselves. Run away from your love of money because it's dangerous. Instead, Paul says, chase other things: “Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and kindness. Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of eternal life, to which you were called, and about which you made your good confession.” Note how chasing after being righteous, godly, believing, loving, patient, and kind is wise. It's foolish to chase riches, because we didn't bring anything into this world when we were born, and we won't take anything with us when we die. But by chasing after these other things we are taking hold of eternal life. Maybe you could say that chasing money, power, politics, and guns is taking hold of this present life. If you want to be king or queen of the world, you can't afford to ignore such things. But if you are striving to enter into that unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or is able to see, if you want to take hold of eternal life, then you must pursue those thing of which eternal life consists. Be righteous. Righteousness is God's gift to you in Jesus. You are righteous for Jesus's sake. You also, therefore, love what is right and just. Be godly. Be reverent towards God rather than being reverent toward your own life, your own ambitions, your own achievements. Be believing. Trust in God in any and every circumstance instead of in money or any other gods. Be loving. Love, because God first loved you. Be patient. Persevere. Don't give up. You will reap what you sow if you do not give up. Be kind. God has been kind to you, you be kind to others. The place where all these things come to completion and fulfillment is heaven. By pursuing these things you are taking hold of eternal life. You are entering into what Jesus has purchased for you when he reigned and ruled as the king of the Jews, whose kingdom is not of this world. So do not be afraid to put into practice the instructions that Paul gives us. If Jesus is not king, if he is not resurrected from the dead, then Paul's instructions are horrible. I don't know if worse advice could be possible! But if Jesus is king, if he is risen from the dead, if he is coming again, then there is no more sensible and wise thing to do than to take hold of the eternal life that has been given to you. Happiness and fulfillment does not come from chasing riches. It comes from following the ways of God.
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Join us this week as we meditate on the epistle lesson for this Sunday. Today we will apply Lectio Divina to 1 Timothy 6:18-19. Background music from "Soul Breaker" by Alex Mason and the Minor Emotions. Connect with us: Website: NikkiRach.com Twitter: @MeditationBible Facebook Group: Spiritual Disciplines for Today Email: Nikki.Rach@NikkiRach.com
Join us this week as we meditate on the epistle lesson for this Sunday. Today we will apply the first two readings of Lectio Divina to 1 Timothy 6:13-16. Background music from "Soul Breaker" by Alex Mason and the Minor Emotions. Connect with us: Website: NikkiRach.com Twitter: @MeditationBible Facebook Group: Spiritual Disciplines for Today Email: Nikki.Rach@NikkiRach.com
Join us this week as we meditate on the epistle lesson for this Sunday. Today we will apply Lectio Divina to 1 Timothy 6:12. Background music from "Soul Breaker" by Alex Mason and the Minor Emotions. Connect with us: Website: NikkiRach.com Twitter: @MeditationBible Facebook Group: Spiritual Disciplines for Today Email: Nikki.Rach@NikkiRach.com
In this first episode of Season 4 of The Kingdom of God Entrepreneur Show, Host Steven Harris, BTS, MBA speaks on the controversial topic of money being evil and the roots of where this idea sprung. Being originated from 1 Timothy 6:10 in the original King James Version of the Bible, there was a misinterpretation of the original Greek text of Paul's First Letter to Timothy, which has brought much division and misunderstanding to the Church. Using the original Greek writing and multiple translations to explain, Harris shares his argument of why this misinterpretation happened and what the true message of the purpose of money actually is. To be notified of future episodes, please subscribe here -- https://keap.page/oif799/koge.html Do you want to be a guest on The KOG Entrepreneur Show to share you product/service with the world? We are partnered with Interview Valet who will help individuals like you or your business get the exposure you need. To receive your free consultation visit https://interviewvalet.com/dccal/ and let them know KOG Entrepreneur sent you! To learn more about Kingdom of God Entrepreneur, join our mailing list and connect with us on social media, visit: Website: https://www.kogentrepreneur.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kogentrepren... Twitter: https://twitter.com/KOGEntrepreneur Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kingdom-o... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thekogentre... Gab: https://gab.com/KingdomofGodEntrepreneur Parler: https://parler.com/kogentrepreneur Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1173071 Truth Social: @kogentrepreneur
Join us this week as we meditate on the epistle lesson for this Sunday. Today we will apply Lectio Divina to 1 Timothy 6:10-11. Background music from "Soul Breaker" by Alex Mason and the Minor Emotions. Connect with us: Website: NikkiRach.com Twitter: @MeditationBible Facebook Group: Spiritual Disciplines for Today Email: Nikki.Rach@NikkiRach.com
A new MP3 sermon from Hillside Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: 1 Timothy 6 Subtitle: Through the New Testament Speaker: Blake Hart Broadcaster: Hillside Baptist Church Event: Devotional Date: 9/19/2022 Bible: 1 Timothy 6 Length: 11 min.
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There are more than 2300 Bible passages that speak about money. Why? Money is a master Satan frequently tempts us to serve. And that evil foe knows how successful his efforts with money can be. Money provides us with a false comfort and a sense of security. It serves as a source of pride. It serves as a wonderful tool for a favorite pastime: justifying ourselves in our own eyes and the eyes of others. Jesus knows that serving money makes it impossible to serve God. The human heart is not big enough for both. As a result, Jesus does all he can to expose the futility of serving money. He also helps us see that the only one truly worth serving is our gracious, loving God. When we serve God, money is put in its proper place. Instead of money being a lord to serve, it becomes a resource for serving the Lord. This is the hard truth. There is no way for us to serve both God and money. But we can serve God with our money.
Join us this week as we meditate on the epistle lesson for this Sunday. Today we will apply Lectio Divina to 1 Timothy 6:6-8. Background music from "Soul Breaker" by Alex Mason and the Minor Emotions. Connect with us: Website: NikkiRach.com Twitter: @MeditationBible Facebook Group: Spiritual Disciplines for Today Email: Nikki.Rach@NikkiRach.com
The Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost, September 18, 2022The Hard Truth Worship Series Hard Truth Series: You Can't Service God and MoneyFirst Reading: Ecclesiastes 5:10-20. King Solomon knew from experience that if you put your trust and faith in money, you will end up disappointed.Second Reading: 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19). The Apostle Paul teaches that serving money will lead to spiritual destruction, but serving God with our money leads to a fulfilling life.Gospel: Luke 16:1-15. All money belongs to God; he loans it to us to manage for his glory. Jesus' parable teaches us to be shrewd in the way we use money to serve him.Sermon: 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19. Serve God With MoneyBe content with your blessing from GodUse your blessings for Godly EnjoymentMoney is not inherently good or evil. It's a tool to serve a purpose. As we seek to serve God with money, we start with a content heart because of how richly God has blessed us. Pastor Tim Patoka
Welcome to the Declaring W.A.R. segment by the R.S.V.P. Show where we read the Word of God over the airwaves and visit about how we can apply it to our every day lives. We have the opportunity every day to choose to walk with God, worshipping Him and acknowledging Him in all our ways. We are reading and visiting about 1 Timothy 6. TOPICS COVERED Instructions to Ministers Working in Ministry Teaching and Preaching Principles and more as the Holy Spirit prompts Get your Bible, study pad, and a pen and let's visit! Connect with WVTC RADIO @ https://www.wvtcradio.com Visit https://www.aprildmetzler.com to learn more about what I do for the Kingdom of God and His glory alone. God is faithful and loves you so very much! You are not alone. You are loved. Remember, Jesus loves you and so do I. #wvtcradio #aprildmetzler #rsvpshow #declaringwar #radio #livestream #broadcast #Oklahoma #Illinois #Godsword #Biblestudy #1Timothy6 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/aprildmetzler/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aprildmetzler/support
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Have you ever asked God to give you ideas for how you might serve your boss? Hey, it's Mike Henry Sr. with Follower of One. Thanks for joining me again today on the Follower of One Podcast. Today, I want to talk about 1 Timothy 6:2. "Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved." That's 1 Timothy 6:2 from the English Standard Version. A couple of years ago, episode 252. I actually talked about 1 Timothy 6:1. These two verses are addressed to "all who are under a yolk as bond servants," it says in the English Standard Version. In other words, these are what was called slaves in that day, but many of them were just indentured servants. They were working out debt. It was much like the employees that we have today. And so in verse two, he's actually charging these bondservants who have Christians who are their masters, and he's encouraging these people not to be disrespectful on the ground that their master is a brother. "Rather, we must serve all the better since those who benefit by our good service are believers and beloved." The challenge here is for marketplace Christians to serve their bosses. We serve our boss, even if they're non-believers, and we talked about that in episode 252. But today we're talking about serving believers. The reason why this topic is relevant to me is because we're talking about, serving others in the Marketplace Mission Trip. Our challenge, our fourth daily activity is to serve other people. That's our job as Christians is to serve others. That's what ministry means. And so we serve others so that Jesus might become visible. One of those people that you serve is your boss, And if that person's not a believer, then we want to treat them as worthy of all honor, as it says in verse one. But in verse two, it says, even if they're believers, don't treat them with disrespect, but serve them all the better. Let's be a blessing to the people that we interact with today. Let's look for ways to serve the people around us. Today, on serve others day in the Marketplace Mission Trip, ask God, to give you an idea for how you can serve your boss, how you can serve your supervisor. Or if you're an entrepreneur, or if you're self-employed, how can you serve your customers? How can you serve the people that you report to and the people that you do work for? That's our job as believers is to serve others. When we start praying for them, which we did back on Monday, and we start appreciating them. Then God shows us ways to serve other people. And today what we want to do is remember that we want to show respect to the Christians that we interact with. We don't want to treat them disrespectfully, but we want to serve them all the better since they benefit by our good service and they're believers in Jesus Christ. Today, as a marketplace, Christian, I want to challenge us to be servants in the workplace. It's how we show the Spirit that Jesus gave us. It's how we demonstrate to the world that we're different. It's not about what we say nearly as much as it is about what we do. And we can always find ways to serve other people. So today ask God and then do whatever he tells you. Do what you can to be a servant to the people that you interact with daily. Thank you for being a marketplace minister. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the people that you interact with every day. Your service to Jesus and your service to them can matter for eternity. What we do can matter forever. And that's why it's important, how we live as Christians. And if you want to be part of a community of people who are trying to do this on a daily basis, check out our online community at https://community.followerofone.org. I'm grateful that you listen to the podcast and that you look for ways to integrate your faith into your life every day. Thanks very much.
Old Testament: Proverbs 5–6 Proverbs 5–6 (Listen) Warning Against Adultery 5 My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding,2 that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge.3 For the lips of a forbidden1 woman drip honey, and her speech2 is smoother than oil,4 but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.5 Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to3 Sheol;6 she does not ponder the path of life; her ways wander, and she does not know it. 7 And now, O sons, listen to me, and do not depart from the words of my mouth.8 Keep your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house,9 lest you give your honor to others and your years to the merciless,10 lest strangers take their fill of your strength, and your labors go to the house of a foreigner,11 and at the end of your life you groan, when your flesh and body are consumed,12 and you say, “How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof!13 I did not listen to the voice of my teachers or incline my ear to my instructors.14 I am at the brink of utter ruin in the assembled congregation.” 15 Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well.16 Should your springs be scattered abroad, streams of water in the streets?17 Let them be for yourself alone, and not for strangers with you.18 Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth,19 a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated4 always in her love.20 Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with a forbidden woman and embrace the bosom of an adulteress?521 For a man's ways are before the eyes of the LORD, and he ponders6 all his paths.22 The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is held fast in the cords of his sin.23 He dies for lack of discipline, and because of his great folly he is led astray. Practical Warnings 6 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger,2 if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth,3 then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten,7 and plead urgently with your neighbor.4 Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber;5 save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,8 like a bird from the hand of the fowler. 6 Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.7 Without having any chief, officer, or ruler,8 she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.9 How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,11 and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man. 12 A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech,13 winks with his eyes, signals9 with his feet, points with his finger,14 with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord;15 therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing. 16 There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him:17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,18 a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil,19 a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Warnings Against Adultery 20 My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching.21 Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck.22 When you walk, they10 will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you.23 For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,24 to preserve you from the evil woman,11 from the smooth tongue of the adulteress.1225 Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes;26 for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread,13 but a married woman14 hunts down a precious life.27 Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned?28 Or can one walk on hot coals and his feet not be scorched?29 So is he who goes in to his neighbor's wife; none who touches her will go unpunished.30 People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry,31 but if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold; he will give all the goods of his house.32 He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.33 He will get wounds and dishonor, and his disgrace will not be wiped away.34 For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare when he takes revenge.35 He will accept no compensation; he will refuse though you multiply gifts. Footnotes  5:3 Hebrew strange; also verse 20  5:3 Hebrew palate  5:5 Hebrew lay hold of  5:19 Hebrew be led astray; also verse 20  5:20 Hebrew a foreign woman  5:21 Or makes level  6:3 Or humble yourself  6:5 Hebrew lacks of the hunter  6:13 Hebrew scrapes  6:22 Hebrew it; three times in this verse  6:24 Revocalization (compare Septuagint) yields from the wife of a neighbor  6:24 Hebrew the foreign woman  6:26 Or (compare Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate) for a prostitute leaves a man with nothing but a loaf of bread  6:26 Hebrew a man's wife (ESV) New Testament: 1 Timothy 6:3–21 1 Timothy 6:3–21 (Listen) 3 If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound1 words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, 4 he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, 5 and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain, 7 for we brought nothing into the world, and2 we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. Fight the Good Fight of Faith 11 But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before3 Pontius Pilate made the good confession, 14 to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen. 17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19 thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life. 20 O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,” 21 for by professing it some have swerved from the faith. Grace be with you.4 Footnotes  6:3 Or healthy  6:7 Greek for; some manuscripts insert [it is] certain [that]  6:13 Or in the time of  6:21 The Greek for you is plural (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 65 Psalm 65 (Listen) O God of Our Salvation To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song. 65 Praise is due to you,1 O God, in Zion, and to you shall vows be performed.2 O you who hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come.3 When iniquities prevail against me, you atone for our transgressions.4 Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple! 5 By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas;6 the one who by his strength established the mountains, being girded with might;7 who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples,8 so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs. You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy. 9 You visit the earth and water it;2 you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it.10 You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth.11 You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.12 The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy,13 the meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy. Footnotes  65:1 Or Praise waits for you in silence  65:9 Or and make it overflow (ESV) Proverb: Proverbs 23:4–5 Proverbs 23:4–5 (Listen) 4 Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist.5 When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven. (ESV)
Under the rule and reign of Christ, even the work of a slave for his master should be motivated by love, especially those who have masters that also believe the gospel of Christ. Touching again upon the theme of false teaching, Paul warns against those whose doctrine opposes such commands to love and honor those in authority over us. Those who teach to the contrary have an unhealthy interest in disputes and arguments over words. Timothy is warned to flee such foolishness and use his strength to fight the good fight of faith and guard the gospel which has been entrusted to him. This reading completes the book of 1 Timothy. In our next reading, we'll begin the book of 2 Timothy.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.email@example.com
What does it mean to fight the good fight as a Christian mama? Are we fighting for our kids' souls? Are we taking on the world? Listen to today's episode to find out. Your Turn to Play: Invite God into all 24 hours of your day, not just your quiet time. You've got the Holy Spirit! You can do it, mama! Verses from the episode: 1 Timothy 6:11-12 Links: Redeemed for Motherhood Journal Discipling Kids with Purpose and Play Facebook Group Free Consult Call Playfully Faithful Parenting Podcast is a ministry of CreatedtoPlay.com. For more resources, tips, devotions, and tools check us out online: https://createdtoplay.com . Freebies for you: Want to work with me? Sign up for a 15-minute free coaching call: https://createdtoplay.com/free-coaching Free Bible Study on 3 Traits of God to Guide Your Discipline: https://createdtoplay.com/freebiblestudy Join my free 5-day Bible Play Challenge: https://createdtoplay.com/challenge Get 17 fun, free kid's blessings for meals: https://createdtoplay.com/kids-blessings Even though I'm an introvert, I'm social! Let's connect! Instagram: https://instagram.com/createdtoplay Facebook: https://facebook.com/created2play Twitter: https://twitter.com/createdtoplay Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/createdtoplay Are you looking for a speaker for your next women's, parenting, family, or Children's Ministry event? I'm now booking for 2023. I'm available for virtual and live conferences, brunches, MOPS meetings, retreats, trainings, and more. More details and sample video here: createdtoplay.com/speaking Did you enjoy the show? Subscribe and leave me a 5-star review on Apple Music and make me giddy. Music by jorikbasov from Pixabay. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/joy-wendling/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/joy-wendling/support
Paul ends his letter to Timothy talking about contentment. Seth and David discuss how contentment isn't saying "no" to things but begins with accepting God as a generous giver. Thank you so much for listening! Please consider rating us and leaving a review. That's one of the ways you can help others see and worship Jesus in all of Scripture. If you would like to see more of Spoken Gospel's content or donate to our mission, visit: SpokenGospel.com (https://www.spokengospel.com/?utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=sg-podcast&utm_content=show-description)